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UN calls for independent investigation into the death of ousted Egyptian President Morsi
Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has called for an independent investigation into the detention and death of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.After collapsing during his trial, the (More)
Egypt court sentences police officers for detainee death
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 (More)
Egypt appeals court upholds former president's 3-year prison sentence
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 th (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 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)
Egypt refers 555 terror suspects to military court
Egypt's chief prosecutor on Monday referred 555 individuals suspected of joining a local affiliate of the Islamic State (IS) group to military court.The charges against them arise out of a series of attacks carried out by dozens of small milita (More)
Egypt court halts transfer of Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia
The High Administrative Court in Egypt on Monday rejected the appeal of a lower court's decision in June to stop the government from handing over two uninhabited islands, Tiran and Sanafir, in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia stating that the government (More)
Egypt court strikes down former president's life sentence
Egypt's Court of Cassation on Tuesday overturned the life sentences of former president Mohamed Morsi and 16 other members of the Muslim Brotherhood. Morsi had been convicted for conspiring with the Palestinian Hamas and other foreign militant gro (More)
Egypt human rights lawyer released after being detained for defying president
Egyptian human rights lawyer Malek Adly was released from prison Sunday following a Saturday decision by an Egyptian court. Adly had been held in solitary confinement for more than 100 days without a formal charge, and his incarceration was pinned o (More)
Egypt court invalidates transfer of islands to Saudi Arabia
A court in Cairo on Tuesday invalidated the Egyptian president's decision to give sovereignty over two islands to Saudi Arabia. In April President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi transferred sovereignty of Tiran and Sanafir islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Ara (More)
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