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An Egyptian emergency court Sunday sentenced former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh to 15 years in prison for “spreading false news” and undermining state security. Aboul Fotouh along with several prominent figures from the banned Muslim Brotherhood organization were also accused of plotting to overthrow the state, according to Reuters. Aboul Fotouh ran for [...]

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Egypt’s Supreme State Security Criminal Court Saturday sentenced to death 10 Muslim Brotherhood members who were “convicted of forming armed terrorist groups to carry out hostile operations against police facilities and personnel.” State news agency Middle Eastern News Agency (MENA) reported on the verdict on Sunday. According to MENA, the defendants, whose identities and pleas [...]

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Egyptian authorities Saturday released a journalist working for Qatar’s Al Jazeera television network who had been held in pre-trial detention for more than four years. Mahmoud Hussein, a video editor, was arrested in 2016 over accusations of attempting to overthrow the country’s government and being a member of the banned political party, Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt’s Ministry [...]

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Alaa Abdel Fattah, a leading Egyptian pro-democracy activist, was released from prison on Friday after serving a five-year sentence, according to his family and lawyer. Fattah was a leading voice among the uprising of young Egyptians in 2011, which ousted president Hosni Mubarak from power after a 30-year period of rule. A prominent blogger and [...]

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Two Egyptian police officers were sentenced by the South Cairo Criminal Court on Monday to three years and six months in prison for the wrongful death of a detainee, a popular painter known as “Afroto.” Egyptian news agency Mada Masr reports that Afroto was allegedly killed in prison on January 5, 2018, and eyewitnesses told [...]

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Egypt’s top appeals court, the Court of Cassation, on Monday upheld former president Mohammed Morsi’s three-year prison sentence for insulting the judiciary. The Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Morsi and 19 others in December for inciting hatred through TV and media comments. Morsi and other defendants appealed, but the court rejected the appeal and ordered the sentence [...]

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An Egyptian court on Sunday ordered the retrial of Muslim Brotherhood  leader Mohamed Badie and other prominent members from the group after new evidence arose from a February 2015 ruling. State news agency MENA reported  that the retrial relates to a case in which “Badie and 14 others were handed life sentences for incitement to [...]

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Amnesty International (AI) launched a new campaign Tuesday called “Egypt: Open Air Prison for Critics,” to raise awareness of the current situation in Egypt under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi , who came to power after the 2013 coup. In 2013, amid political turmoil, many protests erupted calling for then-president Mohamed Morsi to step down. In [...]

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