The East Cairo Prosecution referred on Monday the case of the band, Street Children, to the Supreme State Security Prosecution.
The band’s defence lawyer Mahmoud Othman told Daily News Egypt that the Supreme State Security Prosecution has been the entity in charge of this case from the very beginning as it had ordered the initial arrest order.
“The East Cairo Prosecution stated that they referred the case back to the Supreme State Security Prosecution for consultation,” he said. “We will find out the results in the next session scheduled on 2 July,” he added.
Street Children gained fame online for the its satirical videos posted on Facebook about ongoing political events and leaders, namely President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. On 7 January, the band published their first online video that mocked the way religious figures host their talk show broadcasts on radio stations.
The musicians were arrested on charges of attempting to overthrow the regime, publishing offensive videos, inciting demonstrations, and spreading false news. Moreover, several lawsuits were filed against the band members accusing them of “religious contempt”.