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Egypt president appoints new Justice Minister
May 21, 2015
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday appointed Judge Ahmed el-Zind as the country's new Justice Minster. El-Zind, who is known for being hostile towards the Muslim Brotherhood, was sworn in with al-Sisi presiding over the event. As Justice Minister, el-Zind plans to continue to seek....... [more]

Egypt court sentences 30 Islamists to life imprisonment
May 19, 2015
An Egyptian court sentenced 30 members of the Muslim Brotherhood on Monday to life imprisonment on charges of violent behavior. The largest case concerned 17 out of the 30 defendants and included charges stemming from attempts made on the lives of protestors in Mansoura. Of the 17, 15 were charged i....... [more]

Egypt executes 6 men convicted of murdering soldiers
May 17, 2015
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 Bei....... [more]

Egypt court sentences Morsi to death
May 16, 2015
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced ex-president Mohammed Morsi 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 that ousted then-president Hosni Mubarak. Morsi was accused of conspiring with for....... [more]

UNESCO director calls destruction of heritage sites 'war crime'
May 14, 2015
The director-general of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, continued her campaign against the looting and destruction of archaeological sites in the Middle East at a conference in Cairo on Wednesday and condemned the destructive act as a "war crime." She declared the action a "tactic of war" and called for an e....... [more]

Morsi supporters sentenced to life for illegal protesting, acts of violence
May 13, 2015
Eight supporters of former Egpytian president Mohamed Morsi were sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for illegal protests and acts of violence committed in Cairo's eastern Al-Marg district in July 2014. The defendants allegedly chanted against the army and the police, in addition to damaging publ....... [more]

Reporter suing Al Jazeera for $100 million over Egypt detention
May 12, 2015
Mohamed Fahmy, an Al Jazeera journalist and Canadian national, announced plans on Monday to sue the network for negligence and seek USD $100 million in damages. Formerly a CNN journalist, Fahmy and two other Al Jazeera English journalists were convicted and sentenced by an Egyptian judge last year o....... [more]

Egypt court sentences Mubarak to three years in prison
May 10, 2015
The Cairo criminal court on Saturday sentenced former president Hosni Mubarak 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 out this three year....... [more]

Egypt court upholds death sentence for members of Muslim Brotherhood
May 4, 2015
An Egyptian court on Monday upheld death sentences for five members of the Muslim Brotherhood on charges of killing policemen in 2013. The charges include attempted murder, weapons possession and violence stemming from an incident known as the "Kerdasa massacre," when supporters of the former Egypti....... [more]

Egypt court sentences 71 Muslim Brotherhood supporters
April 29, 2015
The Giza Criminal Court on Wednesday sentenced 69 Muslim Brotherhood supporter to 25 years in prison for attacking and burning a church in a village near Cairo in 2013 during protests against former president Mohamed Morsi. In addition, Judge Mohamed Nagi Shehata also sentenced two other juvenile d....... [more]

HRW: Morsi trial 'badly flawed'
April 26, 2015
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday said that the trial of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi was "badly flawed" and compromised by due process violations. The former president was convicted on April 21 for inciting violence and ordering the killing and torturing of protesters in 2012 and sente....... [more]




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