Egyptian Journalist Ahmed Sebea, 47, completed 1000 days in pretrial detention, thus exceeding the legal pretrial detention period of two years.
Sebea is a member in the Journalists Syndicate and has been detained in a supreme state security case No. 1360 of 2019.
On February 28, 2020, the state security forces arrested him and charged him with political charges including spreading false news, misusing Facebook and carrying out activities for an outlawed group.
Following his transfer to the notorious Scorpion Prison he was able to meet his lawyer only once and he been denied access to his medications ever since.
Sebea was arrested in 2013 on the same charges and stayed in prison for four years in solitary confinement until a court acquitted him in 2017.
Egypt ranks the third among countries that arrest journalists with 25 journalists detained in 2021, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.