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Egypt parliament approves three-month state of emergency
The Parliament of Egypt on Tuesday gave its unanimous approval to a three-month state of emergency put in place by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi . Announced by Egypt's state-run news , the state of emergency was instituted in response to two dea (More)
Egypt president announces state of emergency after terror attacks
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi announced a national state of emergency following two terror attacks on Coptic Christian churches on Sunday. The attacks killed at least 44 people and injured 100 others after suicide bombers in two differen (More)
Human rights groups condemn execution of 15 in Jordan
In response to the mass execution of 15 people in Jordan on Saturday, several human rights groups, including Amnesty International (AI) , condemned the hanging as being secretive and conducted "without transparency. This mass execution was largest e (More)
Internal Relocation Alternative: Where Does the Human Rights Committee Stand?
JURIST Guest Kübra Berberoğlu, Oxford Human Rights Law Reporter (OxHRLR), discusses how, in the case of B.L. v. Australia, the HRC has made either a careless or a disappointing start in clarifying how it employs the internal relocat (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 top court upholds law restricting protests
Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court on Saturday upheld a law that effectively bans protests. The law requires individuals seeking to protest to inform the interior ministry, at least three days prior, of any public gathering with more than 10 peopl (More)
Egypt court strikes down former president's life sentence
Egypt's Court of Cassation on Tuesday overturned the life sentences of former president Mohamed Morsi and 16 other members of the Muslim Brotherhood. Morsi had been convicted for conspiring with the Palestinian Hamas and other foreign militant gro (More)
Egypt court overturns former president's death sentence
Egypt's Court of Cassation on Tuesday overturned the death sentences of former President Mohamed Morsi and five fellow leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. During the Egyptian Revolution in 2011, Morsi allegedly conspired with Hamas and Hez (More)
Egypt court confirms former president's 20-year sentence
An Egyptian court on Saturday confirmed former president Mohamed Morsi's 20-year prison sentence. The prison sentence arose from a conviction for the killings of protesters during 2012 demonstrations. In addition to Morsi, several other senior figur (More)
Egypt to prosecute 67 for assassination of prosecutor
Egyptian Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek on Sunday referred at least 67 individuals for criminal proceedings in the assassination of chief prosecutor Hisham Barakat. The move comes after it was announced that six individuals were arrested [Daily News (More)