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Egypt court orders retrial for 77 Muslim Brotherhood supporters
An Alexandria court of appeals on Monday ordered a retrial for 77 Muslim Brotherhood supporters. The defendants were charged with murder, possession of weapons, rioting and a number of other criminal charges stemming from a July 2013 protest. They w (More)
Egypt authorities arrest two senior Muslim Brotherhood officials
Egypt's state news agency MENA reported Monday that government security forces have arrested the secretary general of the Muslim Brotherhood Freedom and Justice Party and another top ranked member of the party. A source from the Egyptian security (More)
Egypt court acquits al Qaeda leader's brother of terrorism charges
The Cairo Criminal Court found the brother of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri innocent of terrorism charges on Thursday. Mohamed al-Zawahri was the leader of the Jihadi Salafist group and was an ally of ex-president Mohammed Morsi, who is associa (More)
Egypt court orders release of former president's sons
An Egyptian court on Monday ordered the release of former president Hosni Mubarak's sons, Gamal and Alaa Mubarak, after holding that they had completed their three-year prison sentences on embezzlement.The Cairo criminal court sentenced Hosni Muba (More)
Egypt president accepts resignation of prime minister and cabinet
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Saturday accepted the resignation of his prime minister and and his cabinet. The resignation comes after former Agriculture Minister was detained on Monday, after an investigation headed by the country's (More)
Former Egypt Agriculture Minister detained for courruption
Egypt's former Agriculture Minister was detained Monday after an investigation headed by the country's prosecutor revealed that the minister and others received bribes amounting to over USD $1 million. The detention of former minister Salah el-Din (More)
Egypt's Anti-Terrorism Law: A Needed Step or A Legislative Redundancy?
JURIST Guest Columnist Mohamed Abdelaal of Alexandria University Faculty of Law discusses Egypt's anti-terrorism law...After the revolution of 2011, which resulted in President Hosni Mubarak being forced to step down, delegating his powers to the a (More)
Egypt court sentences 89 Muslim Brotherhood members to life imprisonment
An Egyptian criminal court on Saturday sentenced Mohamed Badie and 88 other Muslim Brotherhood members to life imprisonment for their role in a 2013 attack on a police station. First reported by Middle East News Agency (MENA), Egypt's state-run new (More)
Egypt court sentences former prime minister to five years in prison
An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif to five years in prison on during a retrial graft charges. Nazif served during the presidency of Hosni Mubarak until the start of the Egyptian Uprising in 2011, and was co (More)
Egypt court upholds ex-president Morsi's death sentence
An Egyptian court upheld the death sentence of deposed president Mohammed Morsi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] on Tuesday after consulting the grand Mufti, Egypt's highest religious figure and a government advisor on Islamic law. The death sente (More)