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Egypt court refuses candidacy for Muslim Brotherhood members in 2014 elections
April 15, 2014
Egypt's Primary Alexandria Court on Tuesday declared the nation's Supreme Election Commission is forbidden from accepting a nomination from members of the Muslim Brotherhood in the upcoming presidential election scheduled for May 26-27 and the parliamentary elections to follow. The ruling came after....... [more]

Egypt court declares Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis a terrorist organization
April 14, 2014
An Egyptian court on Monday ruled that the militant organization Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis be officially considered a terrorist group. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, which means "Warriors of Jerusalem," has claimed responsibility for the majority of attacks on Egyptian military and police that have occurred since....... [more]

Egypt prosecutors refer 220 Morsi supporters to criminal court
April 13, 2014
Egyptian prosecution authorities referred 220 supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi to criminal court over the weekend for their involvement in protests in downtown Cairo on the January 25 anniversary of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution earlier this year. The 220 Morsi supporters face a number....... [more]

AI: Egypt president should reject anti-terror law
April 12, 2014
Amnesty International (AI) expressed concern Friday over the new Egyptian anti-terror law set to be approved by interim president Adly Mansour. The law, which was passed in response to an attack on Cairo University, is aimed at deterring the recent escalation of terrorist violence in Egypt during....... [more]

AI: Egypt continued detention of Al Jazeera journalists 'vindictive'
April 10, 2014
Amnesty International (AI) on Wednesday declared Egypt's continued detention of three Al Jazeera journalists charged with falsifying news and involvement with the Muslim Brotherhood "vindictive." Al Jazeera English staff Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed, are accused of supplying money....... [more]

Egypt court upholds sentences of revolution activists
April 7, 2014
An Egyptian court of appeals on Monday upheld the jailing of three men who co-founded the April 6 opposition movement which played a large role in the country's 2011 revolution. The ruling has been described as part of a crackdown on those opposed to the military-backed government, and critics have....... [more]

Rights group urges US to delay resuming military assistance to Egypt
April 4, 2014
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the US against resuming military assistance to Egypt until the country begins to make progress on developing basic freedoms or on its democratic transition. On Friday the group released a letter it sent to Secretary of State John Kerry earlier this week, shortly af....... [more]

Egypt passes new anti-terrorism law
April 4, 2014
The Egyptian government approved a new anti-terrorism law on Thursday in response to an attack on Cairo University. The new law is aimed at deterring the recent escalation of terrorist violence in Egypt during its transition following the ouster of former president Mohammed Morsi. Included in the....... [more]

Egypt court hands down prison sentences for 33 Morsi supporters
March 31, 2014
An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced 33 supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi to six years in prison for protesting without government permission in December. The court also fined each defendant 50,000 Egyptian pounds (approximately USD $7,100). The prison sentences are the latest in a ser....... [more]

Egypt court sentences two Morsi supporters to death
March 29, 2014
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced two supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi to death for murder. The charges stem from violence in Alexandria just after Morsi was ousted. Specifically, the two were convicted of killing Morsi opponents by throwing them off a building. Two of the youths....... [more]

Rights group releases annual report on global executions
March 27, 2014
Amnesty International (AI) on Wednesday released their annual report on death sentences and executions throughout the globe. The rights organization recorded that executions took place in 22 countries in 2013, an increase by one from 2012. Neither the 2012 or 2013 report included Egypt or Syria as A....... [more]


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