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Court upholds ruling striking down ban on lawyers entering State Security Prosecution offices

A 2016 judicial ruling striking down a decision that barred lawyers from entering the State Security Prosecution’s Cairo offices was upheld on Saturday by Egypt’s Supreme Administrative Court (SAC).

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National Security Committee prepares petition to urge Sisi to run for 2nd term

The National Defense and Security Committee of the Egyptian parliament is preparing a support petition to urge President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to run for a second term at the next presidential elections, set to take place next year, MP Kamal Amer said on Wednesday.

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Egypt’s court media ban limits public access to trials

Egypt’s Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) decision No. 1308 published on Aug. 14 to ban media coverage of all trials via audiovisual devices has stirred much controversy in human rights, media and judicial circles.

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Morsi challenges validity of his trial in Cairo

Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi, the first to be democratically-elected, reiterated on Sunday that his trial in the ordinary courts has no legal validity, because he is still president and, as such, should be held accountable according to the constitution. Morsi was ousted by a military coup in 2013 by …

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New law for newly-established National Electoral Commission ratified

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday ratified a law which stipulates that the National Electoral Commission (NEC) is an independent authority, located in Cairo, and can be moved to any place according to its staff’s desire.

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Sisi now controls Egypt’s top courts

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is sparking widespread controversy with his recent court appointments, ignoring the protests of numerous judges.

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Rights lawyer Khaled Ali denies charges of ‘public indecency’ in court session

In a statement made during a court session on Monday, former presidential candidate and rights lawyer Khaled Ali asserted that the “public indecency” charges brought forward against him are baseless, insisting that the “insulting hand gesture” he is accused of making goes against his ethics.

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Belahmar blocked, bringing total number of blocked websites to 127

Access to leftist website Belahmar was barred on Egyptian internet service providers on Monday, 60 days since the first blockages, bringing the total number of inaccessible websites to 127 according to data compiled by the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE).

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