Public Prosecution warns against promoting criminal facts on social media

The Public Prosecution warned everyone in general, and public office holders in particular, not to promote unreal facts on social networking sites; And not to circulate criminal facts investigated by the Public Prosecution on social media sites, as this is a crime punishable by law.

This came on the occasion of the Public Prosecution’s investigations into the incident of a father’s assault on his two children in Port Said, where the Public Prosecution monitored publications circulating on various social media sites about a father’s assault on his “15-year-old daughter” in Port Said, accompanied by pictures of the girl’s injuries, in conjunction with the Public Prosecution receiving a report On September 5, the divorcee of the accused of assaulting the girl.

During the investigation into this incident, after the victim’s child was placed in a care home to protect her from danger, and to raise her properly, the Public Prosecution monitored a post on Facebook by a specialist in the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood responsible for the child’s case, claiming that the accused father had abused his “son” as well. His daughter was assaulted, and she allegedly received threats from the “father” accused of burning her car to force her to give up following up on the incident, which proved incorrect. Therefore, the Public Prosecution warned against the prosecution on Facebook and the fabrication of untrue matters, especially from a public employee.

Details of the investigation with the accused father

The Public Prosecution announced that it had conducted an investigation into the incident of a “father” assaulting his two children in Port Said, where the Monitoring and Analysis Unit in the Bayan Department of the Attorney General’s Office had monitored publications circulating on various social media sites about a father’s beating of his daughter in Port Said, accompanied by pictures of the girl’s injuries, in conjunction with receiving The Public Prosecution issued a report on September 5 from the ex-wife of the accused of assaulting the 15-year-old girl, and causing her injuries.

When the Public Prosecution office took over the investigations, I moved to the hospital to ask the victim’s child, so she decided to accuse her father of causing her injury because she had permanently fled his home. The Public Prosecution also asked the victim’s mother, who expressed her desire to drop the complaint.

The Public Prosecution interrogated the accused, who admitted to beating his daughter, causing her injuries, claiming that she was disciplined for her misbehavior and her permanent escape from the house.

Placement of the child in a nursing home

The Public Prosecution commissioned the police to conduct investigations into the incident, and also assigned the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood to examine the report and prepare a report on the case, with recommendations to be taken regarding the child.

In conjunction with these procedures, the Monitoring and Analysis Unit in the Al-Bayan Department of the Public Prosecutor’s Office today monitored a publication of a specialist in the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood, which is responsible for examining the aforementioned report, alleging that the accused father beat his son, causing injuries similar to his assault on his daughter.

She also claimed in the publication that she had received the accused’s threats to burn her car to force her to give up following up on the incident, and by asking her in the investigations, she denied accusing the aforementioned accused of any accusation, and she also denied receiving any direct threats from him, and justified what she claimed on social media by fearing the accused and forcing him to prevent him from being exposed to her. According to his sister’s statements, the Public Prosecution is taking investigation measures into the incident of the aforementioned assault on his son, and it is being completed and the two incidents are dealt with.

Public Prosecution’s message to all

The Public Prosecution calls upon everyone, especially those in public office, not to promote unreal facts on social networking sites. Because that is extremely harmful to the community by inciting it and disturbing its social order, which in itself may constitute criminal offenses punishable by law. From the reality of the public responsibility entrusted to them, their care for society, and their awareness of the nature of their jobs.

The Public Prosecution confirms – as it has repeatedly emphasized – that social networking sites are not an arena for reporting, nor for the circulation of criminal facts, assuming that they are urged to follow up and quickly take action in them. And it is entrusted with taking all urgent and complete measures in it without discrimination, regardless of the extent to which it is circulated on social networking sites or not.

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