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Egypt court sentences Morsi to 20 years
April 21, 2015
Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday after being convicted of inciting violence and ordering the killing and torturing of protesters in 2012. The court did not convict Morsi, or any of the 14 other defendants, of murder, which could have resulted in dea....... [more]

Egypt court sentences Morsi supporters to death
April 20, 2015
An Egyptian Criminal Court in Giza on Monday sentenced 22 people to death for their involvement in the storming of a police station and killing of an officer on the day Mohamed Morsi was overthrown. The defendants are alleged to be Morsi supporters and members of the Muslim Brotherhood. The charges....... [more]

HRW: Egypt mass trial relied on single witness testimony
April 19, 2015
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday criticized the mass trial of 51 Muslim Brotherhood supporters, claiming that the government presented no evidence of a crime being committed by the men other than the testimony of a single police officer. Specifically they noted that the only evidence presented sho....... [more]

Egypt court sentences 11 to death over soccer riots
April 19, 2015
An Egyptian court has referred 11 men accused of being involved in deadly 2012 soccer riots to the most senior religious official, the final step before imposing a death sentence. The Grand Mufti is scheduled to give his final decision on May 30. The riots, which occurred in Port Said, killed more t....... [more]

Morsi chief of staff jailed for abuse of power
April 15, 2015
A Cairo criminal court on Wednesday jailed the former chief of staff of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi following his conviction for abuse of power. Refaa al-Tahtawi was sentenced to a three-year jail term and ordered to pay a USD $9,000 fine after being convicted of appointing a lawyer who....... [more]

Egypt court sentences US citizen to life in prison
April 11, 2015
An Egyptian criminal court on Saturday sentenced US citizen Mohamed Soltan to life in prison for supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and for transmitting false news. Soltan, who was arrested in 2013 and staged a hunger strike while in prison, is a citizen of both the US and Egypt. Judge Mohamed Nagi S....... [more]

Egypt prosecutor refers 187 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to military court
April 5, 2015
An Egyptian prosecutor referred 187 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to a military court on Sunday. The supporters are accused of killing police officers while storming a Maghagha police station in the southern province of Minya in August 2013, only weeks after the removal of former president Mohamed M....... [more]

Egypt court opens Mubarak retrial in corruption case
April 4, 2015
An Egyptian court on Saturday began the retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons for their alleged diversion of public funds to upgrade family properties last year. The three allegedly diverted funds that were to be used for renovations to the presidential palace. Mubarak and his s....... [more]

Rights group urges retrial for 6 convicted before Egypt military tribunal
April 4, 2015
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday urged Egypt to halt the executions of six men convicted by a military tribunal for participating in attacks on security forces and killing two armed forces officers in a shootout in 2014. A total of nine men were accused and convicted of participating in the atta....... [more]

Amnesty: 'alarming rise' in death sentences in 2014
April 1, 2015
There was an "alarming rise" in death sentences around the world in 2014, Amnesty International (AI) reported Tuesday. AI said there has been a 28 percent rise in death sentences from 2013—at least 2,466 compared to 1,925— and that an increased number of countries used capital punishment....... [more]

Egypt court frees 68 activists
March 31, 2015
An Egyptian court on Tuesday acquitted 68 people, including members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, who were charged with gathering illegally and attacking security forces earlier this year. The court's decision to free the activists is considered a rare move, as Egyptian authorities have been cr....... [more]




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