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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 orders retrial of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie
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 (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 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)
Amnesty: Egypt's use of solitary confinement amounts to torture
Amnesty International (AI) released a report on Monday detailing new research that reveals individuals who are detained on politically-motivated charges in Egypt are being held in conditions that amount to torture. AI's report, "Crushing humanity (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 18 November 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: Amnesty International (AI) on Friday released a report detailing humanitarian crisis incidents that may amount to war crimes in the Philippines. The chief judge of the EU's rule of law miss (More)
Egypt court upholds life sentence of Muslim Brotherhood leader
An Egypt court on Wednesday upheld the life sentence of 74-year-old Mohamed Badie, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood , convicted in 2015 for his role in the 2013 attack on a Port Said police station that resulted in the death of five individuals. Th (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)
UN rights chief: Egypt security measures encouraging radicalization
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said Monday that Egypt's recent security measures have been encouraging the very radicalization they were trying to control. In a press conference in Geneva, al-Hussein criticized the (More)
Egypt court sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader to death
The Cairo Criminal Court on Sunday gave Muslim Brotherhood leader Wagdy Ghoneim a death sentence in absentia. He was found guilty of forming an outlaw cell from 2003 to 2015, for obstructing the constitution and state institution, assaulting citiz (More)
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