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Egyptian journalist charged with ‘terrorism-related’ charges

A Cairo state security prosecutor ordered on Monday the detention of journalist Safaa Al-Korbigi for 15 days, pending further investigations into “terrorism-related charges” against her, three days after being reportedly taken by unidentified men to an unknown location, her lawyer Ali Ayoub said.

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Researcher Patrick Zaki’s trial postponed amid legal challenges to constitutionality of ongoing emergency trials

An emergency court adjourned a Tuesday session in the trial of Patrick George Zaki, a researcher who was investigated for false news charges in relation to writing on Coptic affairs in Egypt, as Zaki’s defense team make a bid to challenge the competency of the emergency courts to judge his …

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Prison sentence against Alaa Abd El Fattah, lawyer Mohamed Baqer, blogger Mohamed Ibrahim ratified

Prison sentences handed out by an emergency court to writer and activist Alaa Abd El Fattah, lawyer Mohamed al-Baqer and blogger Mohamed “Oxygen” Ibrahim have been ratified, confirming that the two years for which the defendants were held without trial will not be deducted from their sentences, lawyers told Mada …

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HRW slams trying Egypt activists before emergency courts

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has condemned Egypt’s initiation of at least five Emergency State Security Court trials against high-profile human rights defenders, activists and political opponents on alleged speech offences and called to immediately halt the “unjust trials” where no appeal is possible.

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