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Egypt court reduces activist's sentence
July 20, 2014
An Egyptian court on Sunday reduced the sentence of the prominent activist Mahienour El-Masry from two years to six months, and fined her LE50,000 (USD $7,000), for violating Egypt's protest law. El-Masry was found guilty of violating Egypt's protest law after being arrested for protesting during th....... [more]

Egypt court hands down prison sentences for nine convicted of sexual assault
July 17, 2014
An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced nine men to prison for participating in mob sexual assaults in Tahrir Square during celebrations for the inauguration of Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi. The ruling comes a month after el-Sisi called for action to combat the rash of sexual assaults th....... [more]

Egypt court overturns political participation ban on Mubarak party members
July 15, 2014
The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters on Monday overturned a May decision that banned former leaders of the National Democratic Party (NDP) from running in the country's parliamentary elections. An Urgent Matters Court in May accused the now-dissolved NDP of appointing corrupt governments, stating that....... [more]

Egypt appeals court aquits former Morsi PM
July 13, 2014
An Egyptian appeals court on Friday overturned the one-year jail sentence of previous Islamist president Mohamed Morsi's former prime minister Hisham Qandil. The decision was reported by Qandil's lawyer to Agence France Presse (AFP) in Cairo. Qandil was initially arrested trying to flee the country....... [more]

Egypt court sentences top Muslim Brotherhood official to life in prison
July 6, 2014
An Egpytian high court sentenced Mohamed Badie, a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, on Saturday to life in prison for inciting violence and protests near the al-Istiqamah Mosque in the Giza. Presiding Judge Hassan Farid referred to Badie's actions as incitment "to achieve terrorist goals." Badie....... [more]

UN rights experts 'outraged' over Egypt mass death sentences
June 30, 2014
A group of UN human rights experts for the expressed their anger Monday after an Egyptian court confirmed the death sentences of 183 people. According to the UN, all of the defendants were alleged supporters of ex-president Mohammed Morsi and his party the Muslim Brotherhood. The experts noted th....... [more]

Egypt court sentences Al Jazeera journalists to prison
June 23, 2014
An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced two Al Jazeera journalists to seven years in prison and a third to a 10-year term. Peter Greste and Mohamed Fahmy were found guilty of reporting false news and aiding the Muslim Brotherhood and sentenced to seven years while Baher Mohamed was sentenced to 10 yea....... [more]

Egyptian Court confirms mass death sentence for 183
June 21, 2014
Judge Said Youssef of the Minya Criminal Court of Egypt on Friday confirmed the death sentence of 183 Muslim Brotherhood members while simultaneously acquitting over 400 in the death of police officers over a year ago. Only 110 of the accused were present in a holding area outside of the court durin....... [more]

Egypt court sentences top Muslim Brotherhood official to death
June 20, 2014
The Giza Criminal Court in Egypt sentenced the supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, to death on Thursday for the second time in three months. Badie was sentenced along with 13 other members of the Muslim Brotherhood for allegedly inciting violence that resulted in the death of 10....... [more]

Egypt court sentences 12 to death for murder of police general
June 19, 2014
An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced 12 men to death for the murder of former Deputy Director of Giza Security Nabil Farrag. The defendants were charged with the formation of an illegal militant group, the murder of the police chief and attacking police and armed forces, Christians and local chu....... [more]

Egypt to release detained Al Jazeera journalist
June 17, 2014
Egypt's prosecutor general said Monday that Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy will be released on medical grounds after nearly a year of imprisonment. Elshamy was detained last August while covering a protest in support of deposed president Mohamed Morsi and has been on a hunger strike for the....... [more]




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