An Egyptian court handed down two Egyptian female nurses and one man six months in prison over filming and leaking a video that showed the dead body of femicide victim Naira Ashraf at the morgue before the autopsy, local news outlet El-Watan reported on Sunday evening.
An Egyptian human rights group said on Wednesday that a 19-year-old was tortured to death in custody in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, while the interior ministry claimed the detainee died of natural causes.
Egypt released human rights lawyer Mohamed Ramadan from the Qanater jail on Monday after spending nearly four years in pre-trial detention, a rights group said.
The Mansoura Criminal Court announced, on Sunday, the justifications for issuing the death sentence against Mohamed Adel, who killed his colleague Naira Ashraf at Mansoura University gate and before entering the end-of-year exam on June 20.
Sisi’s Military Incursion: A general has been placed in Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court, perhaps subjugating the institution.
On a slow news day right before Eid al-Adha, a small item was inserted in Egyptian media outlets, each worded in exactly the same way (as so many news items are these days). It listed, by name, individuals who had been appointed to Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC). This was …
Prisoner releases, judicial independence ignite backstage debate, as National Dialogue board determine agenda
“In truth, we had intensive discussions,” Diaa Rashwan told around 200 journalists assembled on Tuesday evening after another five-hour closed-door coordinating session for the National Dialogue, the state initiative being heralded as a forum for political discussion and inclusivity.
Local and international human rights groups estimate that Egypt has been holding as many as 60,000 political prisoners and detainees behind bars since president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi took office.
The Egyptian government is cracking down on illegal encroachments on the Nile River. In a statement on July 9, Egypt’s Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Aty said that the government is taking immediate action to preserve its waterways and is referring violators to military prosecution.
Egypt has reportedly released an unspecified number of detained dissident politicians and journalists in the wake of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s meeting with US President Joe Biden during the Jeddah Security and Development Summit on Saturday.
Egypt’s Presidential Pardon Committee yesterday said it would begin the procedures of releasing 78 prisoners of conscience.