Egyptian activist Mona Seif announced Wednesday that she had begun a hunger strike in solidarity with her jailed brother Alaa Abdel Fattah, who has reportedly gone for 75 days without food.
Egypt releases 15 political prisoners held in pretrial detention
Egypt’s yesterday released 15 prisoners who had been held in pretrial detention. Human rights lawyer, Tarek Al-Awadi, said the detainees included “Islamist activist Magdy Korkor and producer Moataz Abdel-Wahab.”
Egypt to notify Interpol to issue red notice against 6 members of Muslim Brotherhood
An Egyptian court ordered, on Saturday, to send a notification to Interpol to issue a red notice against 6 members of the banned group of the Muslim Brotherhood, El Watan newspaper reported.
17-yr-old convicted of ‘prostitution’ based on social media content used to convict ‘human trafficker’ of sexually exploiting her
TikTok content creator Moka Hegazi, 17, was convicted in February of “prostitution, and inviting debauchery” by a juvenile court that leveraged photographs and video footage shared on her TikTok account to evidence the ruling, her lawyer, Aziza al-Taweel told Mada Masr.
Egypt: Alaa Abd el-Fattah denied lawyer access despite first permit in over a year
Egyptian lawyer Khaled Ali on Thursday said prison authorities have denied him access to Egyptian-British political prisoner Alaa Abd el-Fattah, who has not been allowed lawyer visits since 2020, despite having acquired an official permit, the first in over a year.
Egypt imprisons dozens in 2014 Rabaa sit-in case
An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced dozens of people to prison in relation to the Rabaa Al-Adawiya sit-in in 2014, in which hundreds were massacred by security forces during a brutal crackdown on protesters.
Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia have highest number of death row inmates: Amnesty
At least 28,670 people were on death row around the world at the end of 2021, Amnesty International said in a report released yesterday, with Iran, Egypt and Saudi Arabia topping the list.
Egypt jails 52 over Rabaa protests
An Egyptian court yesterday sentenced 52 defendants to prison and acquitted five others in a case known in the media as the “Rabaa Al-Adawiya sit-in.”
With 59 political detainees ordered released since April, do steps toward ‘national dialogue’ represent a breakthrough for political freedoms?
Fifty-nine political prisoners have now received release orders from the State Security Prosecution since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called for a “national political dialogue,” a number of lawyers working on the detainees’ cases said.
Egypt sentences 17 prisoners, some to life, in mass trial
An Egyptian court sentenced 17 prisoners on Sunday to sentences ranging from five years to life imprisonment, Egyptian media reported on Sunday.