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6 days ago
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif [BBC backgrounder] to five years in prison on during a retrial graft charges. Nazif served during the presidency of Hosni Mubarak [BBC profile] until the start of the Egyptian Uprising [Aljazeera timeline] in 2011, and was convicted of … [read more]


Legal News
16 Jun 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] 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 sentence was originally imposed [JURIST report] in May, with more than 100 … [read more]


Legal News
4 Jun 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] Judge Anwar Gabri of the Egyptian Court of Cassation [official website, in Arabic] ordered a retrial on Thursday for former president Hosni Mubarak [BBC profile] regarding his complicity in the killings of hundreds of protestors in the 2011 demonstrations that ousted his regime. This order overturns his acquittal [WSJ … [read more]


Legal News
3 Jun 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] Authorities in Egypt on Tuesday announced the arrest of two leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo's Gaza district after they were both convicted and sentenced to death in absentia. Mahmoud Ghozlan and Abdul Rahman al-Barr were part of the brotherhood's highest office, the Guidance Bureau, and the organization … [read more]


Legal News
31 May 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] Egypt's National Council for Human Rights [official website] reported on Sunday that at least 2,600 people have been killed by violence in the 18 months following the military ouster [Guardian report] of Mohamed Morsi [BBC profile] in 2013. Head of the agency Mohammed Fayeq told reporters that the 2,600 … [read more]


Legal News
29 May 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted a policeman convicted of torturing an Islamist to death over a church bombing. Mohammed Abdel Rahman al-Shimi was sentenced to 15 years in prison in June 2012 for taking part in the torturing of Sayed Bilal until he was dead. On appeal the … [read more]


Legal News
17 May 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] Egyptian authorities on Sunday executed six men convicted by a military court of killing two Egyptian soldiers. The men were convicted of killing the soldiers after an hour-long gunfight outside a bomb factory in Cairo. The men were also convicted of belonging to Sinai-based militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, … [read more]


Legal News
16 May 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced ex-president Mohammed Morsi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and more than 100 others to death for their involvement in a mass prison break in 2011. The prison break occurred during the country's 2011 uprising [JURIST backgrounder] that ousted then-president Hosni Mubarak [BBC profile]. … [read more]


Legal News
10 May 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The Cairo criminal court on Saturday sentenced former president Hosni Mubarak [BBC profile] and his two sons to three years in prison on corruption charges. However, Mubarak and his sons have already spent three years in prison for other convictions, so they will most likely not have to serve … [read more]


Legal News
4 Apr 2015
by Taylor Brailey

[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Saturday began the retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons for their alleged diversion of public funds to upgrade family properties last year. The three allegedly diverted [Reuters report] funds that were to be used for renovations to the presidential palace. Mubarak … [read more]


Legal News
19 Mar 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted Habib el-Adly [JURIST archive], former Interior Minister under Hosni Mubarak [BBC profile], of the final case of corruption pending against him [Ahram Online report]. El-Adly had been accused of using his political influence to acquire approximate 181 million Egyptian pounds (USD $23 million). … [read more]


Legal News
17 Mar 2015
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood [BBC backgrounder] and 13 others to death after finding them guilty of planning attacks against the state. Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie has been sentenced to death before, although the sentences were later reduced to life imprisonment. … [read more]


Legal News
4 Mar 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Wednesday upheld a 10-year prison sentence for two police officers who were convicted for torturing activist Khaled Said to death in 2010. Eye witnesses provided evidence that the officers beat the 28-year-old outside of a cafe in Alexandria. Said's killing is seen to be one … [read more]


Legal News
28 Feb 2015
by Taylor Brailey

[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced four members of the Muslim Brotherhood [official website] to death, along with 14 others to life in prison. The individuals were accused [WSJ report] of murder and possession of firearms, among other charges, after clashes near the Brotherhood's headquarters, which occurred just days … [read more]


Legal News
24 Feb 2015
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] The Cairo Criminal Court on Tuesday acquitted Mubarak-era prime minister Ahmed Nazif and former minister of interior Habib el-Adly of all charges. Both defendants were charged with "squandering public funds and profiteering" after allegedly making an illegal deal with German Company UTSCH to sell license plates for higher than … [read more]


Legal News
23 Feb 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah [Twitter feed; in Arabic] to five years in prison in a retrial on charges stemming from the 2011 uprising. Abdel-Fattah, a secular activist, was initially charged in November 2013 and later sentenced [JURIST report] to 15 years in prison under … [read more]


Legal News
15 Feb 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] A Jordanian court on Sunday sentenced a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] to 18 months in prison for openly criticizing a decision by the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The court found Zaki Bani Ersheid, number two ranking member of the Jordanian branch of the … [read more]


Legal News
12 Feb 2015
by Alison Sacriponte

[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release on bail of two Al Jazeera journalists being retried on terror charges. Baher Mohammed and Mohammed Fahmy have spent more than 400 days in jail after a court found them guilty for falsifying news reports and associating with the Muslim Brotherhood … [read more]


Legal News
9 Feb 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] A lawyer for the one of the two Al Jazeera journalists currently jailed in Egypt said Sunday that a retrial has been scheduled [Al Jazeera report] for February 12. Earlier this month, Al Jazeera journalist and Australian national Peter Greste was released [JURIST report] from prison and deported after … [read more]


Legal News
4 Feb 2015
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced 230 protesters to life in prison, finding them guilty of taking part in violent clashes between protesters and security forces in Cairo in December 2011. Among those sentenced, was [AP report] prominent activist Ahmed Douma, who is seen as one of the leading forces … [read more]

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