Statement of Abu Seada on the defamation campaign against various political activists

January 9th, 2012 by Editor

On January 9, 2012, North Giza Prosecution General officially heard the statement of Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, Attorney at Law, the head of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) on his complaint against Al Wafd E-Gate represented by the Editor in Chief Adel Sabry and the Arab Media Network (Moheet) represented by Salah Abdel Aziz Ibrahim Bedewy in addition to America in Arabic represented by Emad Meki. The abovementioned bodies published news entitled “Wikileaks uncovered scandals of foreign financed entities”. The fake news included purposed fabricated information on Wikileaks cable mentioning secret US finance to political activists during the last few years in addition to holding secret meetings with them in the US embassy in Cairo.

Some of those activists mentioned within the news submitted official complaints to the prosecution general office to open investigation on the incident. On January 3, 2012, Hafez Abu Seada, the head of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) filed the official report no. 19, year 2012, to the prosecutor general office against the Arab Media Network. The network published news distorts the image of a group of prominent cultured people including the complainer, Hisham Kasem, the founder of Al Masry Al Youm Newspaper, Osama Al Ghazali Harb, member of the Journalist Syndicate, Professor Hassan Nafa, Hala Mostafa, Journalist for Al Al Ahram Newspaper and Naser Amin, the head of The Arab Center for Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession (ACIJLP), Centre Arabe de l’Indépendance des Avocats et de la Magistrature. The news also included Mona Zolfakar, member of the National Council for Human Rights and Barbara Saad, the American wife of the political activist Saad El Din Ibrahim in addition to Ahmed Sameh, the head of Andalus Center for Anti-violence Studies and Amr Al Shobki, political analyst for Al Ahram Center for Strategic Studies.

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