Saturday 21 March set for Patrick Zaki’s third detention renewal hearing in what is now registered as Supreme State Security Investigations Case 1766/2019


9 March 2020

EIPR’s lawyers were able to obtain a confirmation today, 9 March 2020 from Supreme State Security Investigations (SSSP) that Patrick’s next renewal hearing is scheduled for Saturday 21 March. SSSP had presided for the first time over Patrick’s detention renewal hearing two days ago, on 7 March, in the Mansoura II Administrative Case 7245/2019 registered under Supreme State Security Investigations no. 1766/2019. But until today, 9 March, we had not received official confirmation of the SSSP’s decision or indeed on the date of the next scheduled detention renewal hearing. Patrick’s family were also able to visit him today in his new place of custody in Tora Prison Complex, after the prosecutor issued permission for a family visit last Saturday during the renewal hearing.