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High Administrative Court questions constitutionality of Emergency Law articles

The High Administrative Court referred on Saturday articles 12, 14, and 20 of the Emergency Law concerning the judicial powers of the president and the executive authorities to the Constitutional Court to address its constitutionality, according to local media.

Journalist interrogated, accused of insulting ‘luster’ of Supreme Judicial Council

State Security Prosecution ordered the release of journalist Tarek Hafez on LE5,000 bail after he was summoned for questioning on accusations of insulting the “luster” of the Supreme Judicial Council on Sunday. The summons followed an article published reporting that the relatives of a number of judges and several police officers …

Court cancels release of MB businessperson Hassan Malek following prosecution appeal

The Cairo Criminal Court accepted the prosecution’s appeal against the release of Muslim Brotherhood businessperson Hassan Malek and another two defendants pending investigation in the case known in the media as “damaging national economy”.

3 suspects detained in relation to Palm Sunday terror attacks

The National Security Prosecution decided on Sunday to detain three suspects for 15 days pending investigations on accusations of involvement in the Palm Sunday terrorist attacks on two churches in Tanta and Alexandria, which killed at least 45.

Parliament approves Emergency Law amendment, permitting indefinite detention

A three-month state of emergency and an amendment to the Emergency Law were approved by Parliament in the legislative body’s Tuesday session, after the Cabinet and presidency officially declared the exceptional rule of law on Monday, and Parliament’s legislative committee discussed the amendment proposed by Alliance to Support Egypt MP …

Cairo takes urgent measures to combat terrorism after church bombings

Terrorism struck Egypt once again on April 9, on Palm Sunday, when two bombings targeted St. George’s Church in Tanta and Saint Mark’s Church in Alexandria, killing 48 people and injuring dozens. In the aftermath, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took a series of urgent measures. He declared a three-month …

Declaration of state of emergency stirs fears among citizens

Egyptian cabinet approved a three-month state of emergency in the country that was ordered only one day ago by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in an official speech, which stirred fears among citizens regarding the destiny of freedom and rights under its enforcement.

What Sisi can and can’t do under a state of emergency

With a reported 50 people dead and over 100 injured in two Palm Sunday bombings, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi emerged from a National Defence Council meeting late Sunday night and spoke to the nation in a televised address. Among the declarations Egypt’s president announced in an address that tilted between gestures …

Police kill young militant affiliated to Muslim Brotherhood

The Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday evening that it killed a young militant affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), who is studying at Al-Azhar University when they attempted to arrest him, according to an official statement issued from the ministry.