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Egypt prosecutor refers 439 individuals to military tribunal over police deaths
December 14, 2014
Egypt's top prosecutor on Saturday referred 439 individuals to a military tribunal for the killing of three police officers last year. The group was composed of about 139 Islamists from the southern province of Minya and 300 from the Nile Delta Province of Beheira. The prosecutor's case was based on....... [more]

Egypt court sentences 188 to death
December 4, 2014
An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced 188 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death for an August 2013 attack on a police station in the governate of Giza, widely known as the "Kerdasa massacre." This incident resulted in the death of 11 police officers and two civilians and was staged in res....... [more]

Egypt prosecutor to appeal Mubarak case dismissal
December 3, 2014
Egypt's prosecutor general stated Tuesday that he will appeal the Egyptian court's Saturday decision that dropped charges against former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and dismissed the case. Mubarak, his former security chief Habib El-Adly and six former government aides were being retried on ch....... [more]

Egypt court confirms dissolution of Islamist Istiqlal Party
November 30, 2014
A Cairo court on Saturday confirmed a decision dissolving the Islamist Istiqlal Party. The court also rejected an appeal of the decision. The case was brought before the court after former State Security Court judge Amr Abdel Raziq filed a lawsuit demanding the dissolution of the party, accusing the....... [more]

Egypt court dismisses case against Mubarak
November 29, 2014
An Egyptian court on Saturday dropped charges against former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak by dismissing the case. Judge Mahmoud Kamel al-Rashidi, who read the verdict for the three-panel court, stated that charges should have never been brought. Critics alleged that the postponed verdict is a p....... [more]

HRW: First FGM trial in Egypt ends in acquittals
November 27, 2014
Two men in Egypt were acquitted for charges relating to female genital mutilation (FGM) on Thursday. Since the law banning FGM was amended in 2008, this is the only case of FGM that resulted in trial. The charges stemmed from the death of a 13 year-old girl who died last year of an allergic reaction....... [more]

Egypt arrests leading Muslim Brotherhood negotiator
November 20, 2014
Egyptian authorities on Thursday arrested a top Muslim Brotherhood member who played a key role in negotiations between the group and the Egyptian government. A security official said the arrest of Mohammed Ali Bishr was linked to a call for demonstrations at the end of the month. The demonstrations....... [more]

Rights group finds repeated violations of Egypt's constitution
November 18, 2014
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) on Tuesday released a study pointing to at least 12 violations of 12 articles of Egypt's constitution, which passed in January of this year. ANHRI alleges that since January there have been several clear violations of the constitution. The stu....... [more]

Egypt court refers 5 students for military trial
November 17, 2014
An Egyptian court on Monday referred five students from Al-Azhar University to a military trial over a violent protest in January when part of a campus building was torched. The referral took place under a controversial new law passed last month, which expands the army's powers to try civilians, pla....... [more]

Egypt military court sentences Morsi supporters
November 17, 2014
An Egyptian military court in the northeastern city of Suez on Monday sentenced 20 supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi to jail terms ranging from one to 25 years. The court convicted the 20 individuals of destroying police and army vehicles, rioting, and committing acts of violence in the....... [more]

Egypt rights record criticized before UN body
November 6, 2014
Envoys from the US and UK strongly criticized the Egyptian government Wednesday during a session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Remarks by the two nations came during the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) a regular review process, which all UN member states undergo. The....... [more]




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