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 15, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On February 15, 2011, the Egyptian Supreme Council of the Armed Forces assembled a committee of judges and politicians to oversee the process of amending the Egyptian constitution. Egypt experienced revolutionary changes during the Arab Spring protests in early 2011, resulting in the ouster of ...[read more]
October 2, 2012
by Sarah Paulsworth
The rule of law continues to deteriorate in Egypt, and human rights abuses are occurring with alarming frequency, according to two reports released Tuesday by Amnesty International (AI). In the report "Egypt: Brutality unpunished and unchecked: Egypt's military kill and torture protesters with ...[read more]
September 30, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
Egyptian Defence Minister General Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Saturday ordered a reduced sentence for a group of military officers who took part in opposition protests in April 2011. There were 22 officers, known as the April 8 Officers, arrested for their participation in protests in support of the ...[read more]
July 19, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court ruled Thursday that it does not have jurisdiction over two cases related to the decree issued by the newly elected President Mohammed Morsi to reconvene parliament and the constitutional declaration by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) that gave ...[read more]
July 12, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Newly elected Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday issued a statement saying he will respect the ruling of an Egyptian court suspending his decree to reconvene the parliament. Morsi said his order was not intended to challenge the authority of the court or the Supreme Council of the ...[read more]
July 10, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Egyptian parliament convened Tuesday in a brief session despite a court order dissolving the entire parliament. The session only lasted for five minutes but was still enough to deepen the tension between the newly elected Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and the Supreme Council of the Armed ...[read more]
June 29, 2012
by Max Slater
Amnesty International (AI) on Friday urged Egypt's new president, Mohamed Morsi, to end the pattern of human rights abuses committed by former president Hosni Mubarak and the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF). AI Secretary General Salil Shetty announced that the organization will keep a ...[read more]
June 21, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday expressed concern about recent actions taken by the Egyptian military to expand their power, saying the military's expansive power and lack of oversight puts citizens at risk. The rights group said recent decrees of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces ( ...[read more]
June 19, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
A former candidate in Egypt's presidential election and several non-government organizations filed a lawsuit on Tuesday challenging Egypt's interim constitution, which was put in place by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF). SCAF amended the constitution on Monday, adding a provision ...[read more]

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