The Egyptian First Circuit Court of Terrorism headed by judge Muhammad Al-Saeed Al-Sherbiny has referred the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Muhammad Badie, and seven others to the Grand Mufti for his opinion on the death sentence given to them for allegedly killing a police officer and others. The …
Egypt: Harsh Sentences Against Rights Activists
The Egyptian authorities should overturn the harsh prison sentences imposed on March 5, 2023, following an unfair mass trial of 29 men and women solely because of their peaceful activism, Human Rights Watch said today.
Egypt jails activists for years on ‘terrorism’: rights groups
A special Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced four veteran human rights activists to prison terms up to 15 years for “terrorism”, several rights groups said.
Egypt: 2 TikTokers arrested, accused of belonging to a ‘terror group’
Two Egyptian TikTokers have been arrested and ordered into pretrial detention after shooting a parody of a prison visit.
Egyptian artist faces ‘terrorism-related charges’
A Cairo state security prosecutor ordered this week the detention of Egyptian artist Amir Abdel-Ghani for 15 days, pending further investigation into “terrorism-related” charges, nine days after he was reportedly taken by unidentified men to an unknown location believed to be the state security agency, according to his lawyer.
Emergency court hands researcher Ahmed Samir Santawy 3 years’ jail time
Researcher Ahmed Samir Santawy was sentenced on Monday to three years in prison in a retrial on charges of publishing false news, lawyer Ahmed Ragheb told Mada Masr.
10 people sentenced to death on terrorism charges in Egypt
An Egyptian court sentenced 10 people to death and more than 50 others to life in prison on Tuesday after they were convicted of supporting or carrying out attacks against security forces and sabotage of state infrastructure.
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.
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 …
Egypt: Pretrial detention will not be deducted from prison sentences
Prison sentences issued by an emergency court to Alaa Abdelfattah, Mohamed Baqer and Mohmed Oxygen in October last year do not include the two years they were held on pretrial detention before that.