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Prominent Egypt rights activist Alaa Abdel Fattah released from prison
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, whic (More)
Egypt court charges Mubarak's sons with stock market manipulation
An Egyptian court on Saturday ordered the arrest of two sons of former president Hosni Mubarak  on charges of stock market manipulation, according to state news media. The Cairo criminal court indicted  Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, along with seven oth (More)
UN rights experts express concern over blocked websites in Egypt
Two human rights experts with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued a statement Wednesday detailing their concern over websites, including many news sites, that have been shutdown or blocked by the Egyptian governme (More)
Egypt criminal court sentences 43 protesters to life
An Egyptian court sentenced 43 individuals to life in prison Tuesday for crimes of vandalism, rioting and attacking Egyptian authorities. The acts for which the protesters were convicted took place in 2011, among an outbreak of demonstrations against (More)
Egypt top court halts Red Sea decisions
Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court has temporarily halted decisions regarding a deal to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia until it can establish who has jurisdiction over them. The Egyptian government transferred the two islands, Tiran (More)
Egypt judicial council nominates head despite amended law
Egypt's State Council General Assembly on Saturday nominated their own council head despite a recent amendment reserving that right for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi . The nomination follows a contentious debate over amending the judiciary laws (More)
Emergency Declared: Stabbing the Rule of Law in Egypt
JURIST Guest Columnist Mohamed Abdelaal, a professor at Alexandria University School of Law and Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, discusses how the revival of the Emergency Law No. 162 of 1958 can negatively impact the rule of law (More)
Egypt president signs law giving him authority to appoint head judges
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ratified a law Thursday that will allow him to appoint head judges in the country's highest courts. The amended law, which was ratified [Youm7 report, in Arabic] when it was published in the official gazette , (More)
Egypt court jails former official for corruption
An Egyptian criminal court in Cairo sentenced Habib el-Adly, the former interior minister under former president Hosni Mubarak, to seven years in jail on Saturday, for embezzling more than $100m of public funds. Adly was the head of Egypt's feared in (More)
Egypt former president Hosni Mubarak released from prison
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was released from prison on Friday after six years in custody. The planned release [Al-Masry Al-Youm report, in Arabic] was announced earlier this month after Mubarak was cleared of a conspiracy to murder (More)
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