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Amnesty calls on Egypt to end 'cruel and inhumane detention conditions'
Amnesty International on Wednesday, called on Egyptian authorities to end "cruel and inhuman detention conditions" at al-Aqrab prison where approximately 130 detainees are on a hunger strike to protest the denial of family visits. The hunger strik (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)
HRW: Egypt arresting lawyers, human rights activists
Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported on Sunday that Egyptian police and National Security Agency (NSA) have arrested more than 40 human rights activists, lawyers and political activists since late October. As many as 80 people may have been arrested, bu (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)
Zimbabwe high court overturns law banning demonstrations
The Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe, led by Justice Rita Makarau, on Wednesday struck down section 27 of the Public Order and Security Act (POSA) giving authorities power ban public demonstrations, as unconstitutional. The section allows for the (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)
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)
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