Since the first official coronavirus case was announced in Egypt, at least nine journalists have been imprisoned, according to the Freedom Twitter account for political prisoners.
Egypt: Activist Sanaa Seif, sister of imprisoned Alaa Abdel Fattah, abducted in Cairo
Prominent Egyptian activist Sanaa Seif has been abducted outside the prosecutor-general’s office in Cairo, according to a relative.
Egypt sentences 13 to life for joining terrorist group
The Cairo Criminal Court yesterday sentenced 13 defendants to life imprisonment, and three others to 15-year terms on charges of joining Al-Nusra Front and participating in its operations.
‘Fear is overcoming me’: Egypt cracks down harder on media amid pandemic
When the editor-in-chief of Egypt’s most prominent investigative media outlet was arrested by security forces last month outside Cairo’s notorious Tora prison complex, Leena al-Deeb grabbed her phone to inform her best friend, a local journalist.
Egypt detains another journalist on ‘fake news’ charges
Egyptian authorities detained a prominent local journalist Monday on charges of spreading fake news, his lawyer said, in another government crackdown on press freedom.
Saudi Arabia and Egypt are abusing Islamic concepts of clemency and forgiveness
Ramadan is known as a generous month, but this year was especially generous to a couple of the most notorious murderers in the Arab world: Mohsen al-Sukkari and the killers of Jamal Khashoggi.
Egypt TikTok stars referred to criminal court for ‘spreading immorality’
Egyptian TikTok star Haneen Hossam has been re-arrested and referred to the Criminal Court following her release on bail earlier this week.
Egypt prosecution orders trial for 42 defendants involved in hindering physician’s burial
Forty-two defendants from Shubra al-Bahou village have been referred to criminal trial in front of the State Security Criminal Court in Mansoura by the Daqahlia Public Prosecution’s office on Tuesday for their involvement in gathering to prevent the burial of doctor Sonia Aref.
Court imprisons 7 defendants for torching a church in Giza
The Giza Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced seven defendants to 15 years in prison each, and acquitted two others, in re-trial procedures over burning a church in Kerdasa village back in 2013.
Egyptian prosecution orders release of four defendants accused of performing Eid al-Fitr prayer
The Public Prosecution in Egypt’s Giza Governorate on Tuesday ordered the release of four defendants on LE500 bail, after they were accused of performing the collective Eid al-Fitr prayer in violation of the Egyptian Cabinet’s regulations banning large gatherings and group prayer amid the coronavirus outbreak.