July 20, 2014
by William Helbling
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 ...[read more]
June 17, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
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 ...[read more]
June 12, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced a prominent activist from the 2011 revolution to 15 years in prison for organizing an unsanctioned protest and assaulting a police officer last year. Activist and blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah was forced to wait outside of a courtroom at Cairo's Torah Prison ...[read more]
June 1, 2014
by Julie Deisher
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 34 supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi each to two years in prison and a USD $1,600 fine for their alleged participation in violence during celebrations of the three-year anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution. The defendants were convicted for ...[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]
April 7, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
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 ...[read more]
February 3, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour on Sunday ordered the creation of a higher court that would be able to hear appeals of military court verdicts. Under the new Egyptian constitution, civilians may be tried in military courts for cases involving direct attacks on military personnel or military ...[read more]
January 31, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights spokesperson Rupert Colville on Friday voiced extreme concern about the increasing amount of violent attacks on members of the media in Egypt. Many attacks came on Saturday when journalists were attempting to report stories on the third anniversary of the ...[read more]
January 28, 2014
by Julie Deisher
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Monday expressed grave concern regarding the continuing violence wracking Egypt in the wake of the three-year anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution. Pillay encouraged both protesters and security forces to exercise restraint and renounce the ...[read more]
December 22, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced three human rights activists to three years in prison and fined each of them $7,000 USD for violating the country's controversial new anti-protest law. Ahmed Maher, Ahmed Douma and Mohammed Adel were convicted of participating in an illegal protest and ...[read more]

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