Veteran Egyptian journalist Khaled El-Balshy has told The New Arab that he is due to be interrogated next week after a number of citizens filed legal complaints against him for allegedly running fake news.
Egypt court sentences 11 ‘Hisham Ashmawy cell’ members to prison
An Egyptian state security court sentenced on Monday sentenced 11 people to prison in a case dubbed the “Hisham Ashmawy terrorist cell”, according to the official state-run Middle East News Agency (MENA).
Egypt’s highest court tells government to sue France
Revenge is a dish best served cold in Egypt, where the highest court has called on the government to sue France over the killing of a captured Egyptian officer during the 1956 Suez Crisis.
Egypt: Detained Brotherhood leader decries prison conditions in rare court appearance
The former acting leader of Egypt’s opposition group the Muslim Brotherhood criticised his detention conditions in a rare court appearance shared widely in an online video on Thursday.
Prominent Egypt activist free after completing her sentence
A prominent Egyptian human rights activist was released Thursday after serving her sentence on charges of spreading false news and insulting a police officer, her lawyer and family said.
HRW slams trying Egypt activists before emergency courts
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has condemned Egypt’s initiation of at least five Emergency State Security Court trials against high-profile human rights defenders, activists and political opponents on alleged speech offences and called to immediately halt the “unjust trials” where no appeal is possible.
Foreign Ministry: It is inappropriate to comment on Egyptian court rulings
Spokesperson for Egyptian Foreign Ministry Ahmed Hafez said that “it is in appropriate to comment or touch on Egyptian court rulings,” in response to a question about statements made by US State Department saying U.S. is disappointed by an Egyptian court’s sentencing.
Egypt jails leading activist Alaa Abdel Fattah for five years
Prominent Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah has been sentenced to five years in prison, his sister and a judicial source said, after being tried on charges of spreading fake news.
Egypt: Life term for senior Brotherhood leader found ‘spying for Hamas’
A criminal court in Egypt yesterday sentenced deputy guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mahmoud Izzat to life imprisonment over allegations of spying for Hamas, Arabi21 reported.
Calls for Egypt to end arbitrary prosecution of researchers, academics
Researchers and academics in Egypt risk being arrested, prosecuted, or placed in arbitrary pretrial detention, a report by the Arab Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) has warned.