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Legal News
20 Jun 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The Giza Criminal Court in Egypt sentenced the supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie [Washington Institute backgrounder], to death on Thursday for the second time in three months. Badie was sentenced [Daily Star Lebanon report] along with 13 other members of the Muslim Brotherhood [BBC backgrounder; JURIST … [read more]

Legal News
19 Nov 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] An international team of lawyers on Saturday accused [press release] the Egyptian military and the country's interim government of crimes against humanity and a number of human rights abuses since president Mohammed Morsi [BBC backgrounder] was ousted [JURIST report] in July. At a press conference held on Saturday in … [read more]

Legal News
12 Nov 2013
by Cynthia Miley

[JURIST] Egypt's government on Tuesday lifted the country's state of emergency and evening curfew, which have been in place since August 14. An adviser to Prime Minster Hazem el-Beblawi [BBC profile] reported to the BBC that the state of emergency and the curfew were both lifted [BBC report] at 4:00 … [read more]

Legal News
6 Nov 2013
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters on Wednesday upheld its September ruling [JURIST report] to ban the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood [BBC backgrounder, JURIST news archive] in Egypt and confiscate all assets of the Islamist group. Earlier this week the Egyptian authorities formed a committee [AP report] … [read more]

Legal News
30 Oct 2013
by Max Slater

[JURIST] Egyptian police on Wednesday arrested a senior leader of the Muslim Brotherhood [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive], according to a source from Egypt's Interior Ministry. Essam el-Erian [JURIST news archive] had been on the run [AP report] since the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi [BBC profile]. El-Erian, along … [read more]

Legal News
26 Oct 2013
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Saturday threw out charges against former vice president Mohamed ElBaradei [Al Jazeera profile]. ElBaradei, who served as vice president in the government set up by the military, stepped down in protest of the violence directed at protesters. It was this abandonment of his post that … [read more]

Legal News
14 Oct 2013
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] Egyptian security forces used live ammunition to break up demonstrations on October 6, according to an Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] report [text] released Monday. According to AI, more than 49 people were killed and hundreds injured in the Egyptian capitol of Cairo. The report was based on first-hand … [read more]

Legal News
9 Oct 2013
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] A Egyptian court on Wednesday set the trial date for the ousted president Mohamed Morsi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] for November 4. Along with Morsi, 14 other leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive], including Essam el-Erian and Mohammed el-Beltagy, will be tried [AP report] … [read more]

Legal News
15 Feb 2007
by Leslie Schulman

[JURIST] Egyptian police arrested 72 members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood [party website; FAS backgrounder] on Thursday morning, according to security officials. The government accuses the organization of trying to create an Islamic theocracy, but the Brotherhood claims the crackdown is meant to quell opposition to constitutional amendments [JURIST report] … [read more]

Legal News
9 Dec 2006
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] Egypt officials announced Saturday that they will release from prison two leaders of the banned Muslim Brotherhood [party website; FAS backgrounder] who were jailed in May for their involvement in pro-judicial independence protests [JURIST report]. Essam el-Erian and Mohamed Mursi were previously arrested in 2005 for protesting a constitutional … [read more]

Legal News
17 Oct 2005
by Sara R. Parsowith

[JURIST] The Egyptian government ordered Sunday that five members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood [party website in Arabic; Wikipedia backgrounder] be released after they had been detained for five months without charges. The Muslim Brotherhood, established in 1928 and banned in 1954, renounced violence in the 1970s and is thought … [read more]

Legal News
28 Aug 2005
by Kate Heneroty

[JURIST] Egypt Saturday released from prison Mahmoud Ezzat, secretary-general of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood [official party website in Arabic; Wikipedia backgrounder] opposition group. Ezzat was arrested in May [JURIST report] in a crackdown on political protests, days before the country's referendum on a constitutional amendment introducing multi-candidate presidential elections [JURIST … [read more]

Legal News
22 May 2005
by Jamie Sterling

[JURIST] Mahmoud Ezzat, secretary-general of outlawed Egyptian opposition group Muslim Brotherhood [official party website, in Arabic], was arrested by Egyptian authorities early Sunday. Egyptian police say that Ezzat, the fourth ranking member of the Brotherhood, is the highest profile member arrested since 1996. Authorities claim that the arrest is a … [read more]

Legal News
9 May 2005
by Jamie Sterling

[JURIST] Egypt's upper house of parliament Sunday approved an amendment to the Egyptian Constitution [text] setting regulations for Egypt's first multi-candidate presidential election despite fear in some quarters that the guidelines would exclude serious contenders from running. Egyptians have typically cast a confidence vote to approve a presidential candidate selected … [read more]

Legal News
7 May 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] A leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood [backgrounder] announced Saturday through his lawyer that he would run as a candidate against Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak [official profile] in upcoming elections, although his party has not formally endorsed his candidacy. Essam el-Erian [Al Ahram profile/interview] was arrested this week along … [read more]

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