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Daughter of Muslim Brotherhood leader reported critically ill in Egypt prison
Amnesty International reported Thursday that Aisha el-Shater is critically ill in prison due to torture and denial of medical treatment. Aisha is the daughter of Muslim Brotherhood senior leader Khairat el-Shater, and it is believed her treatment is (More)
HRW condemns Egypt for execution of political prisoners
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday condemned Egyptian authorities for the execution of three Muslim Brotherhood members. The three men were sentenced to death last year following their confessions related to the 2014 killing of a judge's son in Ma (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)
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)
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)
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 court acquits police officers of torturing and murdering prominent lawyer
An Egyptian high court acquitted two police officers on Sunday who were accused of torturing and killing a prominent lawyer, Karim Hamdi, while he was in custody. Hamdi was arrested on suspicion of being a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, a grou (More)
HRW: Egypt escalating arbitrary arrests of political opponents
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday accused Egyptian authorities of escalating arbitrary arrests against political opponents. According to HRW, the arrests, which took place in late January to February, are part of a government strategy to quell po (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)
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