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Hala Fahmy

Senior TV presenter with the rank of general manager at Egyptian state television

Arrest: On April, Fahmy posted a live video that anonymous individuals nearby Nozha Police Station chased her down and that the security forces in civil clothes stormed her home while she was not present.

On 24 April, Hala was arrested and brought before the Supreme State Security Prosecution She was interrogated without the presence of a lawyer in violation of the law.   

Violations: Arbitrary pretrial detention.

Case/cases info

  • The Charges: Joining a terrorist group, incitement to commit a terrorist crime, and spreading false news domestically and abroad.
  • Fahmy was targeted by security forces after posting several videos about the Egyptian economy, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) crisis, and Emirati investments in Egypt.
  • The Supreme State Security Prosecution extended Fahmy’s detention for 150 days before referring her to the Criminal Court, which renewed her pretrial detention in connection with Case No. 441 of 2022 (Supreme State Security). she remains in arbitrary pretrial detention until the present.


Arbitrary pretrial detention, Violation to the right to due process and fair trial, Violation to the right to legal counsel, Poor detention conditions.   

Detention Conditions: 

Ms. Fahmy is detained at Al Qanater prison for women, known for its decaying and inhuman conditions. On 17 May 2022, she announced entering a hunger strike to object to the severe conditions of her detention.  

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