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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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Egypt arrests government official, five businessmen over corruption charges

Egypt’s Administrative Control Authority (ACA) arrested yesterday the deputy governor of the country’s coastal city of Alexandria, Soad EL-Kholy, along with five businessmen over corruption charges, Anadolu Agency reported.

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Egyptian authorities refer defendant in Hurghada attack to mental institution: Lawyer

The man accused of killing a number of tourists at a Red Sea resort in July was committed to to mental institution for a period of 45 days on Monday on the orders of the State Security Prosecution, according to a statement the defendant’s lawyer published on Monday.

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Egypt prosecutors extend detention of Qaradawi’s daughter

Egypt’s prosecutors have renewed the pre-trial detention of the daughter of prominent Islamic scholar Yusuf Al-Qaradawi and his son-in-law for 15 more days on the accusation that she belongs to the “terrorist” Muslim Brotherhood group.

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Court confirms death sentence for 28 defendants in general prosecutor assassination case

On Saturday, the Cairo Criminal Court issued death sentences for 28 out of the 56 defendants accused of involvement in the 2015 assassination of former General Prosecutor Hesham Barakat. Preliminary death sentences were handed to 30 defendants on June 17, at the time pending review by Egypt’s grand mufti.

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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.

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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 …

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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”.

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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.

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