The Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms said that three people who had been released from prison have been put on a new case. The State Security Prosecution released Mohamed Ramadan Awad al-Sayed, Abdurrahman al-Sayed Abdel Hamid and Sabri Mari Fahmi after they were arrested last September within the wave of detentions launched by the regime after the anti-regime demonstrations inspired by Mohammed Ali.

The Egyptian Commission said they were put on a new case, No. 8557 of 2019, for joining a terrorist group and publishing false news, the same accusations as the first case. Recently blogger Shady Abu Zeid was added to a new, almost identical case, after being released two years after he was imprisoned and charged with publishing false news and joining a banned group.