The Egyptian journalist Mohamed Fawzy Musaad Mustafa has completed one month of arbitrary detention for criticising the policies of the current regime.
On May 16, security forces arrested him for sharing a post on Facebook, in which he discussed and criticised the “breakfast” meeting of the national dialogue and members of the opposition, as well as granting amnesty to Hossam Moenes, while leaving all those arrested in the same case without amnesty.
On May 29, 2022, Fawzy was presented to the Supreme State Security Prosecution for the first time and interrogated in case No. 440 of 2022, on charges of joining a terrorist group, publishing false news and misuse of social media. These charges have been systematically directed by the Egyptian regime against its critics and opponents.
Egypt’s ranking in the freedom of the press of Reporters Without Borders has moved back from 166 in 2020 and 2021, to 168 in 2022.
Dozens of Egyptian journalists have been imprisoned since Sisi took power in the country, as unprecedented crackdown campaigns against opponents and critics have taken place.