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]
April 15, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Egypt's Primary Alexandria Court on Tuesday declared the nation's Supreme Election Commission is forbidden from accepting a nomination from members of the Muslim Brotherhood in the upcoming presidential election scheduled for May 26-27 and the parliamentary elections to follow. The ruling came ...[read more]
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 "Warriors of Jerusalem," has claimed responsibility for the majority of attacks on Egyptian military and police that have occurred ...[read more]
April 14, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Prosecutors in Libya on Monday opened the trial of former Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi's sons, Saadi Gaddafi and Saif al-Islam, and more than two dozen of his former officials for crimes allegedly committed during the 2011 uprising. While his sons were not present in the court room at the ...[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 Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Hanan Salah of Human Rights Watch says that if the Libyan government does not take immediate steps to rectify its dysfunctional justice system it risks a complete collapse... This past week, Libya's official television station broadcasted a series of videos featuring al- ...[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 11, 2014
by William Helbling
Amnesty International (AI) urged the UN Security Council on Friday to extend the MINURSO mandate to include human rights monitoring for its peacekeeping force in Western Sahara. AI sent a report to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon illustrating the immediate need for human rights monitoring in ...[read more]
April 10, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
Amnesty International (AI) on Wednesday declared Egypt's continued detention of three Al Jazeera journalists charged with falsifying news and involvement with the Muslim Brotherhood "vindictive." Al Jazeera English staff Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed, are accused of supplying ...[read more]
April 9, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Human rights violations by Syrian government forces "far outweigh" those by armed rebel groups, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay told the UN Security Council on Tuesday. Pillay briefed the Security Council on the human rights situations in Syria, Central African Republic (CAR), South Sudan, Mali ...[read more]

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