The day after a set of controversial constitutional amendments were approved in a national referendum in April, the Minister of Justice sent three laws to the heads of Egypt’s judicial bodies.
Parliament approves laws allowing Sisi to select judicial heads, stalemate continues over Council of Judicial Bodies
On June 6, Parliament approved two laws that regulate how the heads of Egypt’s top judicial bodies are selected, granting the president greater powers over the appointment process. The laws were approved by a two-thirds majority.
A military court in Egypt rejected Tuesday the appeals in the bombing of three churches. It upheld the death sentences of 20 convicts, life sentence of 17, 15-year imprisonment for one and 10-year for another.
Almost 2,500 people, including women and children, have been sentenced to death in Egypt since the 2013 coup in which the democratically-elected government of Mohamed Morsi was overthrown by General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. At least 144 death sentences have been carried out by Sisi’s government, which started a crackdown on …
Alaa Abdel Fattah, a leading pro-democracy activist in Egypt, has been released from prison after serving a five-year sentence for inciting and taking part in protests, according to his family and lawyer.
Nearly 500 defendants were handed death sentences in Egypt in 2018, according to a new report that notes a continued increase in the use of the death penalty by Egyptian authorities over the past several years.
Renowned Egyptian author Alaa al-Aswany is being sued by military prosecutors for insulting President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the judiciary, and the armed forces.
Britain is Egypt’s largest foreign investor. Yet at the recent Arab-EU summit, Theresa May was oddly quiet on rights abuses.
An Egyptian court on Sunday upheld a five-year prison sentence for the country’s former anti-corruption chief, found guilty of insulting the military, legal sources said.
Outcry against 5-year sentence handed to Khaled Lotfy, publisher of Arabic translation of Israeli-authored book
Writers, publishers and human rights groups are speaking out against the sentencing of publisher Khaled Lotfy to five years in prison by a military court for distributing an Arabic translation of a book by an Israeli author.