April 20, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 23 people, alleged to be members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, to three and a half years each in prison. The accused were imprisoned in connection with protests last November against the trial of former president Mohamed Morsi. They were found guilty of... ...[read more]
April 13, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
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 ...[read more]
March 24, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
A Cairo court on Sunday ordered the release on bail of blogger and activist, Alaa Abdel Fattah, who was imprisoned by Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) in October 2011 for violating Egypt's controversial protest law and refusing to answer prosecutors' questions. The SCAF accuses ...[read more]
February 14, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
Egyptian authorities on Thursday ordered 242 supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi to face new trials in relation to the violent protests against the new government. Most of the individuals are low level members of the Muslim Brotherhood who are being charged for storming government ...[read more]
February 2, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
An Egyptian court on Sunday acquitted an Al Jazeera television cameraman and 61 others accused of participating in demonstrations in Cairo last July. Cameraman Mohamed Badr was arrested during protests in Ramses Square in central Cairo against the army's ouster of president Mohamed Morsi. Badr, ...[read more]
November 30, 2013
by Julie Deisher
Egyptian blogger and activist Alaa Abd El Fattah was arrested Thursday on charges of inciting a demonstration in violation of the country's recently enacted law circumscribing citizens' right to protest in public. Egypt Prosecutor General Hisham Bakarat issued a warrant for Abd El Fattah for ...[read more]
November 24, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
Interim Egyptian President Adly Mansour on Sunday signed into law a bill circumscribing citizens' right to protest in public. The law requires demonstrators to obtain permission from authorities one week in advance of gathering in public, grants the interior ministry the right to reject requests ...[read more]
October 30, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Human Rights Watch (HRW) condemned a draft Egyptian protest law on Wednesday, saying it falls short of the obligation to respect freedom of assembly. HRW expressed concern over the scope of the law's application, vague language, and its broad restrictions and discretionary powers. Specifically, ...[read more]
September 3, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
An Egyptian court on Tuesday ordered the closure of four media outlets, including an affiliate of Al Jazeera, for their alleged support of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Egyptian government reportedly claims that Al-Jazeera's affiliate provided biased news coverage during Brotherhood protests ...[read more]
September 2, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
Egyptian authorities on Sunday charged deposed president Mohamed Morsi and 14 other Muslim Brotherhood leaders with "incitement to murder" stemming from violent protests that took place last year. In August 2012, Morsi issued a declaration granting himself complete legislative and executive power. ...[read more]

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.