April 14, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
An Egyptian court on Monday ruled that the militant organization Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis be officially considered a terrorist group. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, which means "Worriers of Jerusalem," has claimed responsibility for the majority of attacks on Egyptian military and police that have occurred ...[read more]
April 13, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Egyptian prosecution authorities referred 220 supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi to criminal court over the weekend for their involvement in protests in downtown Cairo on the January 25 anniversary of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution earlier this year. The 220 Morsi supporters face a ...[read more]
April 12, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
Amnesty International (AI) expressed concern Friday over the new Egyptian anti-terror law set to be approved by interim president Adly Mansour. The law, which was passed in response to an attack on Cairo University, is aimed at deterring the recent escalation of terrorist violence in Egypt during... ...[read more]
April 4, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
The Egyptian government approved a new anti-terrorism law on Thursday in response to an attack on Cairo University. The new law is aimed at deterring the recent escalation of terrorist violence in Egypt during its transition following the ouster of former president Mohammed Morsi. Included in the... ...[read more]
March 31, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced 33 supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi to six years in prison for protesting without government permission in December. The court also fined each defendant 50,000 Egyptian pounds (approximately USD $7,100). The prison sentences are the latest in a ...[read more]
March 30, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The Giza Misdemeanour Court on Sunday sentenced Mohammed Morsi's former manpower minister Khaled al-Azhari to two years in prison for hiding a wanted Muslim Brotherhood official. Al-Azhari served as deputy chairman of the parliamentary Manpower Committee in 2012, and he was named Minister of ...[read more]
March 29, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced two supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi to death for murder. The charges stem from violence in Alexandria just after Morsi was ousted. Specifically, the two were convicted of killing Morsi opponents by throwing them off a building. Two of the ...[read more]
March 26, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday expressed acute concern after an Egyptian court on Monday sentenced 529 supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi to death for inciting violence and protest. The OHCHR reportedly takes issue with the court's failure to ...[read more]
March 25, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
An Egyptian court on Tuesday stated that on April 28 it will rule on the mass trial of 683 alleged supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi charged with murder, incitement of violence and sabotage. The trial, which has been decried internationally for failing to provide due process to the ...[read more]
March 24, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced 529 supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi to death on charges of killing and attacking policemen in one of the largest mass trials to be held in the country in decades. The verdicts, which came after only two sessions, are subject to appeal and likely ...[read more]

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