December 14, 2014
by Jacqueline Jones
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 ...[read more]
October 9, 2014
by Josh Guckert
JURIST Guest Columnist Mohamed Abdelaal, of the Alexandria University School of Law in Egypt, discusses the complexities of the current state of the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court...After the now-ousted President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood assumed power in Egypt in June 2012, ...[read more]
May 22, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Tunisia's Interior Ministry announced on Wednesday the national police arrested eight suspected terrorists who entered the north-African country from neighboring Libya. It iss believed the terrorists received weapons and explosives training in Libya, and Tunisian Interior Ministry spokesman ...[read more]
April 20, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 23 people, alleged to be members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, to three and a half years each in prison. The accused were imprisoned in connection with protests last November against the trial of former president Mohamed Morsi. They were found guilty of... ...[read more]
March 18, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
A court in Cairo on Tusday sentenced four police officers convicted of negligence and manslaughter for their roles in connection with the deaths of 37 Islamist detainees who reportedly died of asphyxiation when a tear gas grenade was fired into the truck they were being transported in. At the ...[read more]
July 10, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
Egyptian authorities on Wednesday ordered the arrest of Mohammed Badie, spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as nine other leading Islamists, in an escalation of the crackdown against protesters of Egypt's current military-backed leadership. Badie is accused of inciting violence in ...[read more]
March 7, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
Malian Tuareg rebels on Tuesday called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate alleged war crimes committed by Malian government forces during the recent conflict. Azawad National Liberation Movement (MNLA) announced that it has asked the ICC to investigate the alleged use of ...[read more]
February 3, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court on Sunday postponed ruling whether the legislative constitutional assembly that just last week drafted a new charter was legitimate. The judges claimed a crowd of Islamists outside the courthouse of had intimidated the judges and blocked the entrance to the ...[read more]
October 11, 2012
by Max Slater
A UN official on Wednesday said that Islamists who have seized power in northern Mali are violating the human rights of women and children through enforced prostitution and recruitment of child soldiers. UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic said that rebel forces who ...[read more]
September 24, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
An Egyptian criminal court on Monday upheld death sentences for 14 Islamists convicted of murdering several people in Sinai Peninsula attacks last year. In particular, the Ismailia court ordered the convicts, all members of the monotheist and militant group Tawheed wal Jihad, to be hanged for ...[read more]

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