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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)
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 high court upholds conviction of chief prosecutor's killers
The Egyptian Court of Cassation, the country's highest appellate court, on Monday upheld the conviction of nine individuals for their involvement in the assassination of Hisham Barakat, the country's chief prosecutor. Barakat was killed in 2015 a (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)
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 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)
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 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)
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