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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 …

Meet Yehia Dakroury, the sidelined State Council judge

Sixty-nine-year-old judge Yehia Dakroury has spent 41 years working in the State Council, the site of Egypt’s administrative justice. He has served as head of the Court of Administrative Justice and the council’s deputy head.

Parliament’s role in fighting corruption too weak: corruption observatory

The Partners for Transparency NGO (PFT) said in its monthly report, monitoring corruption incidents in public institutions, issued Monday that the parliament concluded its second year without serious anti-corruption legislations which should enable and empower the role of bodies fighting corruption.

Government maintains wiping out Al-Warraq infringements: Al-Haras

Following clashes between security forces and residents of Al-Warraq island this week, which resulted in the death of a citizen and the injury of dozens from both sides, the retreat of security forces is likely to be temporary as government officials have asserted they had no plans of stopping the …

Egypt: UAE company to develop Nile island

An Emirati company has plans to develop the Al-Warraq Island in Cairo in which clashes have erupted in recent days, local newspaper have reported. According to Al-Masry Al-Youm and Al-Watan newspapers, the Emirati-Singaporean RSP Architects Planners & Engineers Company and the Cairo-based Cube Engineering Consultancy published on their websites drawings …

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.

Sisi to ratify Tiran and Sanafir agreement within days: Source

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will move to ratify the Tiran and Sanafir islands agreement in a matter of days, according to an official source who spoke to Mada Masr on condition of anonymity.