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Egypt’s House of Representatives approves draft law cancelling conditional half-term release

The House of Representatives’ Legislative and Constitutional Affairs Committee on Sunday approved the government’s draft law to cancel the conditional half-term release in mass gatherings, drugs, money laundering and terrorism cases.

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Public prosecutor granted greater powers to freeze funds unrelated to terror activity

The government has granted the public prosecutor greater powers to freeze the assets, funds and property of individuals and organizations included on terrorist lists, even if those resources were never used for so-called terrorist activity. The move was criticized by a judicial official at the Court of Appeals as providing …

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Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Hussein held in Egypt prison for 3 years

Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein has now been held in an Egyptian prison without charge for three years. Hussein, an Egyptian national, was arrested shortly after his arrival in Egypt on December 20, 2016, while on a personal visit.

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