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Egypt president signs law giving him authority to appoint head judges
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ratified a law Thursday that will allow him to appoint head judges in the country's highest courts. The amended law, which was ratified [Youm7 report, in Arabic] when it was published in the official gazette , (More)
Egypt court jails former official for corruption
An Egyptian criminal court in Cairo sentenced Habib el-Adly, the former interior minister under former president Hosni Mubarak, to seven years in jail on Saturday, for embezzling more than $100m of public funds. Adly was the head of Egypt's feared in (More)
Rights groups: British prisoners only win 1% of cases filed against prison guards for discrimination
A report on discrimination and how it is handled in British prisons was published on Sunday, showing that only 1 out of 100 complaints of discrimination by prison guards are won by the prisoner. The report, which was written by the two rights organi (More)
Egypt former president Hosni Mubarak released from prison
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was released from prison on Friday after six years in custody. The planned release [Al-Masry Al-Youm report, in Arabic] was announced earlier this month after Mubarak was cleared of a conspiracy to murder (More)
Egypt prosecutor: Mubarak to be released from detention
An Egyptian public prosecutor announced on Monday that former president Hosni Mubarak will be released from detention in a military hospital. During a retrial this month, Mubarak, who was overthrown in 2011, was cleared of conspiracy to murder pro (More)
Egypt high Court acquits ex-president Mubarak of 2011 civil uprising killings
The Egypt Court of Cassation on Thursday acquitted former president Hosni Mubarak in a retrial of charges that he killed protesters during the civil uprising in 2011 that ended his 30-year reign. Mubarak was initially convicted on these charges a (More)
Egypt activist released from prison
Egyptian activist and youth leader Ahmed Maher, known for his role in the 2011 revolution against former president Hosni Mubarak , was released from prison on Wednesday following his arrest in 2013. Maher, as well as fellow activists Ahmed Douma an (More)
Egypt passes law regulating building of churches
The Egyptian Parliament on Tuesday passed a new law regulating church building, purportedly to support the nation's Christian minority. Church building has long been contentious in Egypt, where only a tenth of the nation's population of 90 million (More)
Egypt prosecutor orders arrests in wheat import investigation
Egypt's public prosecutor on Saturday issued an order for the arrest of 13 people accused of committing profiteering, forgery and embezzlement as part of a national wheat import scandal. Local suppliers have historically added wheat to their importe (More)
Egypt seeks to mute dissent ahead of Arab Spring anniversary
In anticipation of the fifth anniversary of the Arab Spring uprising, Egyptian authorities have spent the last week clamping down on dissidents in an effort to avoid further political unrest. At the instruction of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi , Eg (More)