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Judicial officials: Constitutional amendments final battleground in struggle for judicial independence

In a meeting with Middle Eastern and North African general prosecutors in Cairo on Wednesday, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi once again stressed the importance of judicial independence, asserting that “no one can interfere with the work of the judiciary.”

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6 death sentences carried out in February spark criticism of due process violations from rights groups

Over the last two weeks, six people were executed in Egypt in two separate cases that rights organizations say were rife with due process violations, including the use of torture to extract confessions.

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Placement of 296 on ‘terrorist list’ overturned by Court of Cassation

In a ruling that complicates Egypt’s long-standing attempt to manage and confiscate Muslim Brotherhood funds, the Court of Cassation overturned on Tuesday a criminal court decision to list 296 people on Egypt’s “terrorist list,” according to lawyer Ahmed Abul Ela.

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Judicial candidates forced to undergo unprecedented evaluations as presidency exerts further control

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a decree on Monday appointing 341 Faculty of Law graduates from the class of 2015 to the position of assistant prosecutor at the Public Prosecution. The state-run daily Al-Ahram newspaper reported that candidates were appointed simply “after the approval by the Supreme Judicial Council.” But …

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