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Egypt court convicts doctor of manslaughter in female genital mutilation case
January 26, 2015
An Egyptian appeals court Monday convicted a doctor of manslaughter in a female genital mutilation (FGM) that resulted in the death of a 13-year-old girl in 2013. The doctor, Raslan Fadl, who was originally cleared of charges at the trial level, was fined and sentenced to two years of hard labor for....... [more]

Egypt authorities release Mubarak's sons
January 26, 2015
Egyptian authorities announced Monday that former president Hosni Mubarak's two sons were released from prison. Alaa and Gamal Mubarak were charged with using state funds to renovate family residences and sentenced to four years in prison. While both brothers have been released, they still face a r....... [more]

Egypt court orders retrial for 152 Muslim Brotherhood supporters
January 24, 2015
An Egyptian court on Saturday ordered a retrial for 152 Muslim Brotherhood supporters sentenced in a mass trial last year. Thirty-seven were sentenced to death, and 115 others were sentenced to life imprisonment for their roles in attacks against Egyptian Christians and their churches in August 2013....... [more]

Egypt court orders release of Mubarak's sons pending retrial
January 22, 2015
An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release on bail of ousted president Hosni Mubarak's two sons, pending a retrial in a corruption case. Alaa and Gamal Mubarak were charged for using state funds to renovate family residences and sentenced to four years in prison. Their father was sentenced to....... [more]

Egypt court orders retrial for policemen connected to 37 deaths
January 22, 2015
Egypt's Court of Cassation on Thursday ordered a retrial for four policemen facing accusations of involuntary manslaughter relating to the deaths of 37 prisoners in a van outside the Abu Zaabal prison in 2013. The prisoners, arrested days before during peaceful protests in support of former presiden....... [more]

Amnesty: Egypt failing to protect women from violence
January 21, 2015
The Egyptian government is failing to protect women's rights and end violence against women, Amnesty International (AI) reported Wednesday. AI reports that women and girls face violence in all aspects of life, including in public and at home. According to the group, public mob attacks have included....... [more]

Mubarak fraud conviction overturned
January 13, 2015
A court in Egypt on Tuesday overturned the convictions of embezzlement for former president Hosni Mubarak and ordered a retrial. Mubarak was sentenced in May to three years after being found guilty of embezzling USD $14 million of government money for personal expenses. However, the Court of Cassati....... [more]

Egypt court aquits 26 men arrested in 'gay' raid
January 12, 2015
An Egyptian court on Monday acquitted 26 men arrested during a police raid of a bathhouse in search of gay men. The raid and ensuing trial were highly publicized, leading many of the charged men to hide their faces throughout the process. The charges against the men included prostitution, debauchery....... [more]

New York court sentences Muslim cleric to life imprisonment
January 10, 2015
The US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Friday sentenced Egyptian-born Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri to life in prison for supporting terrorism. Hamza was convicted and found guilty of 11 criminal charges in May. The charges included planning to establish a jihad training c....... [more]

Kuwait authorities detain former lawmaker for tweets critical of Egypt
January 7, 2015
Authorities in Kuwait on Wednesday ordered the 10-day detainment of former lawmaker Saleh al-Mullah for tweets criticizing the Gulf country's leader Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and his support for Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Al-Mullah was detained Tuesday and held overnight for que....... [more]

Egypt's highest court orders retrial for three Al Jazeera journalists
January 1, 2015
Egypt's Court of Cassation on Thursday, ordered a retrial for three Al Jazeera journalists jailed for falsifying news reports and associating with the Muslim Brotherhood. The three journalists are Peter Greste, Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed. Greste and Fahmy are both foreign nationals; Gre....... [more]




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