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Egypt jails Muslim Brotherhood leaders for 15 years over lawyer's torture
October 11, 2014
An Egyptian court on Saturday jailed eight men, including two Muslim Brotherhood leaders, for 15 years over the torture of a lawyer during 2011 uprisings against former president Hosni Mubarak. The defendants were convicted of torturing, electrocuting and sexually assaulting a lawyer after locking....... [more]

Constitutionality of Constitutional Acts in Egypt: Can the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court Extend its Jurisdiction?
October 9, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Mohamed Abdelaal, of the Alexandria University School of Law, discusses the complexities of the current state of the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court...After the now-ousted President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood assumed power in Egypt in June 2012, the country....... [more]

Egyptian judge involved in mass sentences of Muslim Brotherhood removed from post
October 4, 2014
Egyptian judge Said Youssef was removed from his position on the Minya Criminal Court of Egypt on Tuesday to a seat on the civilian judicial court in Egypt. The Minya court, known as one of the nation's terrorism courts, was the forum for two mass sentences of hundreds of Islamic supporters of the M....... [more]

Egypt court postpones Mubarak verdict
September 27, 2014
An Egyptian court on Saturday has postponed the verdict in the retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak until November 29 due to the large amount of evidence. The verdict in the case was originally scheduled to be announced today, however, Judge Mahmoud Kamel al-Rashidy instead announced the postpo....... [more]

Egypt men to face trial for same-sex marriage video
September 22, 2014
Eight men in Egypt were referred to trial Monday for inciting debauchery after appearing in a video of what is said to be the country's first same-sex marriage. The men were arrested for the video earlier this month after it went viral on the Internet. Although homosexuality is not explicitly outlaw....... [more]

Egypt court suspends activist's jail sentence
September 21, 2014
An Egyptian High court on Sunday suspended Egyptian activist and human rights lawyer Mahienour El-Masry's six-month jail sentence. El-Masry has been detained for violating Egypt's protest law since May and in June had her jail sentence reduced from two years to six months with a fine of LE50,000 (U....... [more]

Egypt court sentences top Muslim Brotherhood leader to life in prison
September 15, 2014
An Egyptian court Monday sentenced Mohamed Badie, leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, to life in prison and 14 others to 25 years in prison for murder and inciting violence. The case against Badie, the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, stems from violence that broke out in the Giza n....... [more]

Jailed Egypt activist released on bail
September 15, 2014
Prominent Egyptian blogger and activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah, was released on bail Monday as he faces retrial for organizing an unauthorized protest. Abdel-Fattah's lawyer said his client was released on bail of 5,000 Egyptian pounds (USD $714) and that he and two other activists will leave prison Tue....... [more]

Egypt prosecutor orders arrest of seven men over same-sex marriage video
September 7, 2014
Egypt's top prosecutor on Saturday ordered the arrest of seven men who appeared in a video of what is said to be the country's first same-sex marriage. The men have been accused of inciting debauchery and spreading a video that violates public morals. In a statement the prosecutor's office said the....... [more]

Former Egyptian president charged with selling state secrets
September 6, 2014
Egypt's state prosecutor filed charges Saturday against former President Mohamed Morsi for selling state secrets to Qatar. Attorney General Hisham Barakat claimed that an investigation had revealed evidence that Morsi, aided by nine others who have also been charged, leaked national intelligence to....... [more]

Egypt authorities accused of torturing, sexually abusing teenage protesters
September 6, 2014
Geneva-based pan-Arab rights group Alkarama claimed in an open statement to the UN published Friday that Egyptian authorities have been complicit in the torture and sexual abuse of 52 teenage detainees. The rights group brought the cases of the detainees, who range in age from 15 to 18 and were char....... [more]




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