Journalist Amr Badr released on bail: lawyers Khaled Ali and Tarek al-Awady

Shoubra el-Kheima Criminal Court has ordered the release of journalist Amr Badr, allegedly linked to mass anti-government protests in April, on LE5,000 bail, wrote lawyers Khaled Ali and Tarek al-Awady on social media.

The news, published by the lawyers on the social network, Facebook on Sunday, has not been confirmed by official sources yet.

Earlier in August, Shubra al-Kheima court extended Badr's detention in custody for 15 more days on remand and set a date of August 24 to decide whether they would be released from jail or placed on remand again.
Badr and fellow journalist Mahmoud al-Sakka have been remanded into custody five times since April over charges of publishing false news, inciting protests and attempting to bring down the administration of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
On May 1, a group of armed security officers entered the journalists' syndicate headquarters, where the two were taking shelter, and seized Badr, editor-in-chief of, and Sakka, who was working for the same news website. The two were arrested on a warrant from the General Prosecution on suspicion of inciting anti-government protests.
The arrests came as a part of a broader police crackdown on journalists since April 25, when mass anti-government protests had been planned in response to the transfer of two Red Sea islands from Egyptian control to that of Saudi Arabia. Protests had been building since April 8, when an agreement redrawing maritime borders was signed between the Egyptian president and Saudi King Salman bin Abdel Aziz.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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