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Executing Justice in Egypt

On June 7, the Court of Cassation, Egypt’s highest court, issued a ruling reaffirming the death penalty for six young men from Mansoura who have been in jail since 2014. This is part of a surge in executions over the past few years. Executions increased from 15 in 2014 to 22 in …

Police arrested 10 Warraq Island residents, demolished 30 buildings on Sunday

Police forces arrested 10 Warraq Island residents on Sunday in connection to clashes that took place earlier the same day when security forces attempted to implement 700 demolition orders for buildings that “encroach on state lands,” according to an Interior Ministry statement.

Crackdown in Egypt: Seven Men Tortured in State Custody Face Execution; 90 News Websites Blocked

In Egypt, seven men are facing imminent execution based on confessions that human rights activists say were extracted under torture. Six of the men are recent college graduates who were arrested in 2014 along with more than a dozen others.

Egypt: Morsy’s Isolation Violates Rights

Egyptian authorities have unlawfully prevented former President Mohamed Morsy from contacting or receiving visits from his family and lawyers in the years since the military forcibly removed him from power in July 2013, Human Rights Watch said today. On June 4, 2017, Egyptian authorities allowed Morsy to receive visits from …

Who will defend Egypt’s human rights defenders?

In late May, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi enacted a law imposing strict regulations on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), accelerating Egypt’s on-going crackdown on human rights and civil society. This law, in short, will mean the end of some of Egypt’s leading NGOs, including those working to advance the rights of …

ERC makes international demand for release of Egypt’s ill Morsi

The ousted President of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, who is struggling from ill health and languishing in an Egyptian prison, should be immediately released from detention, said the head of an Egyptian political and civil rights organisation.

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.