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Egypt: 8 executed in one day

Eight men were executed yesterday in Egypt in what is thought to be the first death sentences carried out in the country so far in 2020. The defendants were among 17 men who had been sentenced to death in a military court in May 2019 and accused of attacking three …

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Mubarak dies at 91 but his legacy lives on: Corruption, impunity, brutality

When former President Hosni Mubarak was acquitted of corruption in January 2015, analysts had already predicted it as a foregone conclusion. For many it was evidence that the deep state existed. The deep state is a phrase that would regularly become associated with Egyptian politics after the 2011 revolution. Sadat, …

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Egypt: media denies execution of Hisham Al-Ashmawy

Egyptian media denied yesterday what was published about implementing the death sentence against a former army officer Hisham Al-Ashmawy after a military court convicted him of carrying out “terrorist attacks” against Egyptian police and army forces. Yesterday morning, Saudi Arabian channel Al-Arabiya in addition to Egyptian media including the online website of the …

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Resetting the prison clock: Abouel Fotouh charged in new case days before completing maximum two years in remand detention

Two weeks before jailed former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh reached the two-year legal limit for remand detention, prosecutors charged him in a new case, effectively resetting the detention clock and allowing authorities to keep him locked up without trial for an additional 24 months.

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Court finds police order to force activist to spend 12 hours a day in police station ‘abusive’ and ‘without justification’

An administrative court said police officials acted “unilaterally and without justification” in ordering activist Mohamed Adel to spend 12 hours every night — from 6 pm to 6 am — inside a police station as part of his probation, according to the judicial reasoning for a December ruling by an …

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