Ahmed Samir Santawi

Ahmed Samir Santawi

Category
  • University professors, teachers, academics, researchers and students
Status
  • Detained

A master’s student at the European Central University in Vienna, Austria. Security forces raided Ahmed Samir’s house in Cairo in the early hours of January 23, 2021 while he was in Egypt on leave, without showing a warrant. On February 1, 2021, Ahmed voluntarily surrendered himself to the Fifth Settlement Police Department based on security instructions, but he disappeared and his whereabouts were not known until February 6, 2021, when he appeared at the State security Prosecution in connection with State security Case No. 65 of 2021. The State security Prosecution accused him of joining a terrorist group knowing its objectives, deliberately publishing false news and data, and misusing a private account on the world wide web.