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High Court upholds earlier verdict against 4 police officers in death by torture case, after 8 years

Egypt’s Court of Cassation on Tuesday rejected the appeal of four police officers against a court ruling sentencing them to three years in prison for torturing a detainee to death in Sayeda Zeinab police station.

Update: Police arrest 32 workers following dispersal of sit-in at Tourah Cement Company

Security forces dispersed a sit-in held by workers demanding full-time contracts, as per a previous court ruling, at the privately owned Tourah Cement Company in southern Cairo on Monday. They detained 22 workers during the dispersal, arresting 10 more that evening and issuing warrants for an additional three.

Passport to salvation: Egypt’s human traffickers find new loophole

After 489 people drowned off the Libyan coast on September 15 2014, Hassan Abdel Qader had to think of a safer way to achieve his dream of going to Europe, avoiding what is now known as “death boats” in the Mediterranean.

Court hands out less severe prison terms and acquits 21 in Rabea operations room retrial

Cairo Criminal court handed out five-year prison terms to 15 defendants and life sentences to three others, including Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, on Monday in the Rabea operations room retrial. The court also acquitted 21 others, in a ruling that is less severe than that handed out in …