Mohamed Refaat

Mohamed Refaat

Location: Egypt
27° 45' 40.788" N, 30° 3' 30.9384" E
Status: Released
Arrested between 21 Jul 2008 and 18 Aug 2008

The state security apparatus had raided Mohamed Refaat’s home early in the morning on 21st of July 2008 in his absence, and seized his PC, and many of his books, and when Mohamed Refaat approached the officer “ Hisham Tawfik” in the morning in the state security offices, he shocked by the fabricated charges of “inciting to strike on the occasion of 23rd July”, he was then referred to the state security prosecution office in the case no. 1143 for the year 2008.

After being in jail for more than 2 months, the Egyptian blogger Mohamed Refaat was set free. Mohamed told Add-Dostour daily newspaper that the state security officers insisted that he will not go out of his detention custody till he sign a paper saying he will never update his blog neither heis Facebook account , nevertheless dealing with humanitarian NGOs or journalists.

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