After nearly a year and a half in prison, the State Security Prosecution in Egypt ordered the release of Hazem Hosni, the campaign spokesman, Lieutenant General Sami Anan. The former chief of staff of the Egyptian army, who was also arrested after running for the presidency.
The State Security Prosecution decided to place the opposition academic Hazem Hosni, under house arrest, as a precaution.
According to Khaled Ali, the lawyer for former Egyptian presidential candidate Sami Anan, in a Facebook post: “Praise be to God, the State Security Prosecution. (Concerned with looking into terrorism cases) responds to the requests made by our law firm’s team, and it was decided to release Dr. Hazem Hosni.
Lawyer Ali added in his post: “His imprisonment was replaced by a precautionary measure not to leave the house. We obtained a decision from the counseling room of a court. Felonies to release him, so that the last decision is the second to cancel the pretrial detention against him, may God complete it well. ”
A new charge for the opposition academic Hazem Hosni
It is noteworthy that, in early November 2020, a decision was issued to release Dr. Hazem Hosni after his health conditions deteriorated.
But this decision was not implemented, after the authorities renewed his detention in a new case.
Hosni was held for nearly a year and a half, in pretrial detention, on the usual case charges by the regime, including “participation in a terrorist group.” In achieving its objectives, publishing and broadcasting false news and data, and using an account on social media networks to spread such false news.
Hosni had said before his arrest in September 2019, that there is a welcome movement on the Egyptian street, expressing his rejection of the regime of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
Hosni described Sisi’s regime as the poorest of Egyptians in order to build himself palaces.
Sami Anan and two years in Sisi’s detention
It is noteworthy that in December of the year 2019. Lieutenant-General Sami Anan was released after two years in Sisi’s prisons, for announcing his candidacy. To the presidency and to compete with the president of the coup.
On Monday, January 28, 2019, a military court in Cairo sentenced the former Egyptian army chief of staff to 10 years in prison. Lieutenant General Sami Anan.
Al-Jazeera TV quoted sources, whose identity was not revealed, that the military judiciary issued two military judgments in Sami Anan prison. Former Egyptian Army Chief of Staff 10 years.
He was charged with two counts of forgery and violating military discipline, after he announced his intention to run for the presidential elections in 2018.
He was arrested after he was accused of running for the presidential elections “without the permission of the armed forces.”
The Egyptian army command had accused Sami Anan, the former chief of staff of the armed forces, the “summoned”, of violating the law and committing. Crimes requiring him to appear before the investigation authorities, which excluded him from the presidential election race.
The former chief of staff of the Egyptian army, Lieutenant General Sami Anan, was arrested in January 2018. Against the background of his wish declaration. To run for the office of President of the Republic.
This came hours after the Egyptian army issued a statement, stating that the armed forces would not condone the outright legal violations committed by Sami Anan.
According to the Military Council, those violations represented a grave breach of service rules and regulations, by announcing his candidacy for the presidential elections. Without obtaining the approval of the armed forces.
Or take the necessary measures to end its summons to him, not to mention that the statement he delivered “the aforementioned regarding his candidacy for the presidency is an explicit incitement.” Against the armed forces with the aim of causing a wedge between them and the great Egyptian Prime Time Zone.
Sami Anan and Al-Sisi
Sami Anan’s crisis with Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the army leaders took a more dangerous turn after Counselor Hisham Geneina, president, revealed. The former Central Auditing Organization reported the existence of videos in the possession of Lieutenant-General Anan revealing those involved in the riots and insecurity that followed the January 25, 2011 revolution, which was led by the Military Council.
The statement that “Geneina” was arrested after, and published at the time by “Half Post Arabic”, in an interview with Geneina, that the videos do not only contain. Country administration preparatory meetings.
Rather, it includes conversations about financial numbers and bank transfers that affect the leadership of the military council.
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