October 11, 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta
An Egyptian court on Monday overturned a ban that prohibited presidential hopeful Ayman Nour from forming a political party and also prohibited the formation of the Islamic-based political party Al-Gama'a al-Islamiya. The decision will allow political parties previously banned because of their ...[read more]
February 18, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On February 18, 2009, Egyptian authorities released imprisoned political opposition leader Ayman Nour for medical reasons. Egypt's public prosecutor Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud unexpectedly announced the release of nine prisoners for medical reasons, including Nour. Nour said that the release was indeed ...[read more]
February 19, 2009
by Ximena Marinero
Egyptian authorities in Cairo released imprisoned political opposition leader Ayman Nour late Wednesday for medical reasons. Egypt's public prosecutor Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud unexpectedly announced the release of nine prisoners for medical reasons, including Nour. Only two days prior, Nour's wi... ...[read more]
March 17, 2008
by Caitlin Price
Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court on Monday upheld a July 2007 decision refusing to grant medical release to jailed opposition leader Ayman Nour. The court reportedly held that Nour, who suffers from heart disease and diabetes, can receive adequate medical treatment in prison and that his he... ...[read more]
February 27, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Neil Hicks: Detaining political opponents is a control mechanism long favored by the Egyptian government. The continuing incarceration of Ayman Nour, apparently for having the temerity to challenge Hosni Mubarak in the 2005 presidential election is a case in point. Rounding up supporters of... ...[read more]
August 1, 2007
by Michael Sung
An Egyptian court rejected a petition from jailed opposition leader Ayman Nour for early release on medical grounds Tuesday, saying that evidence submitted by Nour failed to prove that his medical condition was life threatening or that his heart condition will be adversely affected by prison. ...[read more]
May 31, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
A criminal court in Cairo Thursday refused a plea by public prosecutor Abdel Maguid for the release of jailed Egyptian opposition leader Ayman Nour. Maguid had asked the court to consider Nour's deteriorating health, which is complicated by heart disease and diabetes. Maguid's request also... ...[read more]
May 18, 2006
by Joe Shaulis
Jailed Egyptian opposition leader Ayman Nour Thursday lost his appeal for a retrial following his December conviction for forging signatures on documents registering his Al-Ghad Party for last year's presidential election {JURIST news archive]. Nour, who finished a distant second to President H... ...[read more]
February 20, 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson
Ayman Nour, the Egyptian opposition leader jailed for forgery after his unsuccessful campaign last year, has filed an appeal and requested a suspension of his five-year sentence until the appeals court can rule on the matter, his lawyers said Monday. In his appeal, Nour's lawyers argue that he... ...[read more]
January 22, 2006
by Elizabeth Schultz
The Egyptian court that in December sentenced opposition leader Ayman Nour to five years in prison for forging signatures to register his Al-Ghad party in last year's presidential election said Saturday that it had convicted Nour and his six co-defendants because of the danger posed by the sophi... ...[read more]

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