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Egypt court confirms death sentences for attack on police station
Egypt's highest court, the Court of Cassation , on Monday upheld death sentences for 20 individuals previously convicted  of a fatal attack on a local police station in August 2013. The incident stemmed from a pro-Muslim Brotherhood  demonstration (More)
Amnesty: Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics
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, a (More)
UN rights experts urge council to respond to Egypt death sentences
Six UN Special Rapporteurs called  on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Monday to respond to a recent Egyptian court decision that condemned 75 protesters to death. The court sentenced another 47 protesters to life in prison. The protesters (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 chief criticizes 75 confirmed death sentences in Egypt
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Sunday criticized the confirmation of 75 deaths sentences by the Cairo Criminal Court in Egypt, deeming the cdecision "a gross and irreversible miscarriage of justice." According to righ (More)
Egypt new cybersecurity law limits social media and internet access
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi  signed a cybersecurity law Saturday that allows the government broad authority to block websites while setting jail sentences and jail fines for violations. Amnesty International described the new law as (More)
Muslim Brotherhood leaders sentenced to life in prison
Several leaders of the outlawed Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood  were sentenced  to life in prison on Sunday by the Cairo Criminal Court on charges of incitement to murder and violence. Among the sentenced, include head Mohamed Badie, Mohamed al-Beltagi (More)
Egypt approves law to protect senior military officers from prosecution
The Egyptian Parliament on Monday approved a law that would protect high ranking and senior military officers from prosecution. This law is in response to the 2013 violent overthrow of former president Mohammed Morsi. With the new legislation, cu (More)
Amnesty calls on Egypt lawmakers to reject online censorship laws
Amnesty International (AI) called  Monday for the Egyptian parliament to vote down proposed laws  that would increase the government's control over online content. Najia Bounaim , Director of Campaigns in North Africa, said, These proposed laws w (More)
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announces US withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council
US Permanent Representative to the UN Nikki Halley announced on Tuesday that the US will be withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council . Haley accused the Human Rights Council of protecting human rights abusers and being a "cesspool of politic (More)
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