The first death sentence for a female journalist in Egypt — the case of Asma Khatib
Egyptian journalist was born in 1990 married and mother of two children
Graduated from the Faculty of Media , Helwan University, worked as the director of the Egyptian section of Rassd.com news network since the beginning of its establishment 2011. also worked as a manager of a Rassd.com network page on the Facebook page which was one of the most important pages of the Egyptian Revolution 2011–2013.
July-August 2013: Asma al-Khatib participated in the press coverage of the sit-in of the supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in Rabaa al-Adawiya Square as part of her press work with Rassd.com
14–8- 2013: Security forces forcibly withdraw the sit-in of Rabia Adawiya and journalist Asma al-Khatib passes by the first near death experience by the Egyptian regime as she was reporting news , which he Documented in a film produced by Al-Jazeera entitled “They Were Injured”
Human Rights Watch also documented the experience of Asmaa al Khatib and her testimony as a journalist in covering the events of Rabaa al-Adawiya in her 2014 report
Egypt: Rab’a Killings Likely Crimes against Humanity
file 1 — Egypt: Rab’a Killings Likely Crimes against Humanity
(Cairo) — The systematic and widespread killing of at least 1,150 demonstrators by Egyptian security forces in July and…
On the same day, the Asmaa al Khatib lost a number of colleagues and friends who died in rabia Adawi, including her Rassd photographer college Mosaab el Shamy
Asmaa Khatib were exposed to the second experiments with death in the events of Ramses — Al-Fath Mosque. These events followed a bloody fourth. The events coincided with the infiltration of groups of hired thugs to the headquarters of a monitoring network near Ramses Street
read the Asmaa al Khatib testimonial below
Asmaa al Khatib were seriously injured in the head during a press coverage of the events of the demonstrations on 6 October 2013
November -2013 The Egyptian regime began to arrest and enforce disappearance the journalists of Rassd.com network after a recorded videos Abdul Fattah al-Sisi was published on rassd website as a part of their journalism work and also published on Aljazeera TV Channel and they called Asmaa al Khatib for investigation by an Egyptian military court in a case known as “Rassd leaks”
file 2 — Refworld | Egypt: End military trial of journalists
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Forcing Asmaa al Khatib to leave the country before she was arrested after documented torture of her colleagues Islam al-Homsi and Amr al-Qazaz for the seriousness of the situation in Egypt for journalists, as documented by Human Rights Watch International
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(بيروت) ـ قالت هيومن رايتس ووتش اليوم إن السلطات المصرية أظهرت في الشهور الأخيرة قدرا من التسامح يكاد يكون منعدماً مع …
The case of espionage for Qatar
Asmaa al Khatib were surprised when she found her name in a statement issued by the Egyptian Interior Ministry Accusing her of espionage for Qatar because of her press work
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As well as in a press conference of Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim and was included with others, including former President Mohamed Morsi on charges of espionage with a foreign country
· April 14, 2014 The official page of Interior Ministry published what was said to be a confession in the case of Ahmed afifi , Asmaa al Khatib were mentioned in the confession
Which later turned out to have been extracted under torture, as published by Human Rights Monitor
file 5 تعذيب المواطن أحمد علي عبده عفيفي لإجباره على الاعتراف بتهم ملفقة
فكان المواطن “أحمد علي عبده عفيفي — 37 عامًا”،أحد هذه الحالات فقد اعتقل من شقته بمدينة أكتوبر في أواخر مارس\آذار في ال…
February 15, 2015 The first hearing of the trial of those accused of “espionage with Qatar” was held under the chairmanship of Counselor Mohammed Shirin Fahmy. The number of hearings was 99 and ten lawyers participated.
The court issued its decision to refer six defendants to the Grand Mufti of the Republic to investigate the verdict on the death sentence, including journalist Asma al-Khatib and former president Mohamed Morsi.
- June 19, 2016 , the Cairo Criminal Court sentenced to death and 15 years in prison for Asmaa al Khatib to become the first woman journalist to be sentenced to death hanging in Egypt, a historic precedent.
The court upheld the death sentence for six defendants, three of whom were Ahmad Ali, Ahmad Ismail and Mohammed Kilani. In absentia were Ibrahim Hilal, former Al Jazeera news director, Alaa Sablan, a former Al Jazeera journalist, and Asma Al Khatib.
file 6 تأييد حكم المؤبد لمرسي والإعدام لثلاثة في قضية “التخابر مع قطر”
كما أيدت المحكمة حكم الإعدام بحق 3 مصريين في القضية ذاتها. وقدم 7 متهمين طعنا في 15 أغسطس/آب 2016 على حكم صادر من محكم…
The Case of Asmaa al Khatib from the point of view of the Egyptian media pro-regime
After the verdict, the Egyptian media attacked Asmaa al Khatib and broke into her privacy and her family in an attempt to justify the ruling
The verdict was also justified by accusing her of belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood, which al Khatib denied
file 7 أسماء الخطيب.. إعدام هاربة إلى إسطنبول (بروفايل)
أحالت محكمة جنايات القاهرة أوراق أسماء محمد الخطيب المتهمة التاسعة في قضية ‘التخابر مع قطر’، إلى المفتي، أسماء الخطيب …
file 8حكاية فتيات الإخوان المحكوم عليهن بالإعدام.. أسماء الخطيب مراسلة “رصد” وهاربة خارج البلاد وحبل الم…
السبت، 07 مايو 2016 06:57 م جلسة قضية التخابر مع قطر كتب كامل كامل — أحمد عرفة أثار قرار محكمة جنايات القاهرة اليوم بت…
The case of asmaa el Khatib in the international press
In contrast to the performance of the Egyptian media, the international press was concerned about the execution of journalist Asma al-Khatib, criticizing it as a violation of freedom of opinion and expression
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report of the Independent British news paper
file 11 Egyptian court recommends death penalty for journalists
An Egyptian court on Saturday recommended the death penalty for three journalists and three others charged with…
report of the Guardian British news paper
file 12 — Egyptian court seeks death penalty against three journalists
An Egyptian court has recommended the death penalty for three journalists and three others charged with endangering…
reports of YONHAP — the formal Korean News Agancy
file 13 이집트, ‘간첩 혐의’ 알자지라 기자에 사형 선고
(테헤란=연합뉴스) 강훈상 특파원 = 이집트 1심 법원이 7일(현지시간) 간첩 혐의로 기소된 알자지라 방송 기자 2명을 포함한 6명에 대해 사형을 선고했다. 이들은 기밀문서를 빼내 카타르로 유출, 이집트의 국가…
report of Reuters international news agency
file 14 -Egyptian court recommends death penalty for journalists, Mursi…
CAIRO (Reuters) — An Egyptian court on Saturday recommended the death penalty for three journalists and three others…
Report of al Jazeera news network
file 15 — Al Jazeera condemns Egypt death sentences
Al Jazeera has strongly condemned the death sentence for espionage against two of the network’s journalists by an…
Report of business insider magazine
file 16 An Egyptian court has recommended sentencing two Al Jazeera journalists to death
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Saturday recommended the death sentence against six people, including two Al-Jazeera…
report of the Indian news agancy nmtv
file 17 Egyptian court recommends death penalty for 3 Al-Jazeera journalists
An Egyptian court on Saturday recommended the death penalty for three journalists and three others charged with…
report of the Malaysian news Agency Malay Mail
file 18 Egyptian court recommends death penalty for journalists, Mursi verdict postponed | Malay Mail
CAIRO, May 8 — An Egyptian court yesterday recommended the death penalty for three journalists and three others charged…
report of the journal — Irish news agency
file 19 Egypt court recommends death sentence for 3 journalists
Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was one of the codefendants but was not sentenced to death.
Also a number of international institutions have also joined hands with Asmaa al Khatib
A statement by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on the death penalty of three journalists, including Asma Khatib
file 20 Egyptian court recommends death penalty for three journalists
Washington, May 11, 2016 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today strongly condemned an Egyptian court’s…
International Press Institute
file 21 Egypt sentences three journalists in absentia to death
The death sentences that an Egypt court recently recommended for three journalists in absentia are unjust and must not…
Al-Arabi Al-Jadeed Newspaper covers the case of the Asmaa Al-Khatib in the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate
file 22 ‘Frightening nightmare’: Egyptian death-row journalist breaks her silence
Asmaa al-Khatib — one of six Egyptian journalists sentenced to death as part of the Qatar espionage case — speaks to…
A Tweet from the director of the “Democracy in the Middle East” project, Amy Hawthorne, on the case of Asmaa al Khatib
Documentary films and programs dealing with the story of Asmaa al Khatib
The current status of Asmaa al Khatib family
The Egyptian government sent a request renewed every six months to the international police to demand the extradition of Egyptian opposition journalists outside of Egypt, making their lives in serious danger.
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السبت، 09 يناير 2016 12:08 ص الناشطة السياسية غادة نجيب-زوجة الفنان هشام عبدالله كتب علاء رضوان-عبدالرحمن سيد قالت…
Al-Khatib is currently living with her husband Ahmed Saad and her two children in Istanbul, Turkey
· The entire family has not received any form of permanent residence from the Turkish state and currently has only expired humanitarian residency that it has not been able to renew
· No material support from any party
· works as a journalist in the Huffpost Arabi / arabicpost.net
file 24 -Arab Spring to Egyptian exile: Activists reflect 10 years on
Dr. Mohamed Aboelgheit fled to London after joining calls for revolt, Taqadum al-Khatib was an academic who left to…
Egyptian regim demands deportation of asmaa al khatib among muslim britherhood leaders
"التحرير" تكشف مصير القيادات الإخوانية الهاربة إلى قطر
تحرير:سعيد صلاح ٠٧ يونيو ٢٠١٧ - ٠٣:١٦ م فى بداية شهر مايو الماضى طالبت وزارة العدل، من خلال قطاع التعاون الدولى، قطر،…
file 26 'العدل': مخاطبة الإنتربول لتسليم المجرمين الهاربين إلى قطر
قال المستشار عادل فهمي، مساعد وزير العدل للتعاون الدولي، إن النيابة العامة أرسلت ملف استرداد المجرمين الهاربين إلى قطر،…
update: may 2018
Asmaa and her family left Turkey after several visits from Turkish police to her house due to an Interpol request of extradition to Egypt
arrived to Incheon airport in South Korea and applied for refugee status in 15th may 2018 with her family
till this moment Asmaa and her family are not recognized as refugee or protected under any kind of law
the fear of extradition to Egypt is highly standing specially after the Egyptian authorities started Executing the death penalty
Update : 1 April 2021
In 2018 I arrived in South korea seeking asylum and protection as it was one of the visa free countries that my egyptian passport can get to.
I attended 4 interviews of interrogation with immigration office in Incheon city,
After 3 years of constant arduous and exhausting interrogation by the immigration office in Incheon city in korea , they just called me and handed over a notification of refusal to my asylum request
They had two reasons that were more shocking than the refusal it self:
Based on a single article by gutter press they claimed that The death sentence has been commuted in appeal to the Court of Cassation into only 15 years in jail
The korean authorities believed that 15 years in jail was not enough of a threat.
Even though, after they handed me that news during the interrogation, i gave them the real news of the official newspaper and another one by Reuters with the full detailed sentence written and video by the judge which was to assure the death sentence and Abolish the prison sentence for the Sentenced in presence
file 27 ننشر النص الكامل لحكم النقض في طعن مرسي بقضية التخابر مع قطر/ فيديو
قضت محكمة النقض، برئاسة المستشار حمدي أبو الخير، اليوم السبت، بتأييد حكم المؤبد على الرئيس الأسبق محمد مرسي في القضية…
The court of cassation ruling did not include me as i am sentenced in absentia.
The Korean authorities informed me that they do not see my case as a journalism or political case but as a spying case due to the information that was given them by the Egyptian authorities.
My legal advisor in korea commented on the rejection with two points:
We can appeal the refusal but it will take years from now.
The decision was changed from approval to rejection at a higher level of the Korean authorities for unknown reasons.
My only comment is that what possibly can we appeal after 3 years of interrogations? , they for sure have the real and full picture of the case, and if they’re judging based on info they got from the Egyptian authorities then this is not just a hopeless case, but also i am in danger of extradition at some point as they see me as a spy.
So i will appeal to you, I am a good journalist, a mother of 2 beautiful boys, a wife of a good journalist whom has an additional complicated case just as i do , i am in an urgent need for political, legal, logistic and humanitarian help to find a place that will be strong enough to stand beside a real human rights case, that’s a place i would literally owe my life to.
Government owned media production company ( Al motahida) release a 30 episodes TV series called ( the choice 2) stating the Egyptian regime perspective about the events of the military coup in 2013 .
In 4 episodes ( 7, 9, 12, 13) they again mentioned the case of the espionage with Qatar once again
The scenarios they showed were absolutely fake
The Egyptian a long with Saudi and emirates media launches a hate campaign once again and Incite against Asmaa Al khatib as a “spy and public enemy”
file 28 It is hosted by Turkey ... The story of a journalist from the "Brotherhood" has leaked sensitive…
The "Choice 2" series, which Egyptian satellite channels show in its episode yesterday, Saturday, sheds light on a…
file 29 تؤويها تركيا.. قصة صحافية "إخوانية" سربت وثائق حساسة لإيران
سلط مسلسل" الاختيار 2" الذي تعرضه الفضائيات المصرية حاليا في حلقته أمس السبت، الضوء على صحافية تنتمي لجماعة الإخوان…
file 30 فضحها "الاختيار 2".. صحفية إخوانية باعت أسرار مصر لإيران
فضح مسلسل "الاختيار2" الذي تذيعه الفضائيات المصرية خلال شهر رمضان المبارك، دور الصحفية الإخوانية الهاربة إلى تركيا…
file 31 بعد ذكرهم في "الاختيار 2".. دور سيدات قضية التخابر في تهريب المستندات للخارج
شهدت حلقة مسلسل "الاختيار 2"، ذكر ضابط الأمن الوطني، دور المتهمة كريمة الصيرفى وأسماء الخطيب في قضية التخابر مع دولة…
file 32 بوابة روز اليوسف | بعد ظهورهن في مسلسل الاختيار2 .. تفاصيل اتهامات سيدات قضية التخابر
01:57 م - الخميس 22 أبريل 2021 يواصل مسلسل "الاختيار 2"، عرض دور الخونة والإرهابيين، فى الإغتيالات وهدم مؤسسات الدولة…
file 33 'الاختيار 2' فضحها.. قصة صحفية إرهابية باعت أسرار مصر لإيران
كشفت أحداث الحلقة الـ13 من مسلسل "الاختيار 2"، التي عرضت أمس الأحد، أحداث تسريب وثائق أمنية سيادية على يد مجموعة من…