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Press Syndicate appeals prison verdict against president, board members

The Press Syndicate’s board of directors decided to appeal against a court verdict sentencing the syndicate president and two of his colleagues to prison. The decision came after an urgent meeting was held Saturday afternoon, shortly after the Qasr El-Nile Misdemeanours Court issued its verdict.

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New prisons that guarantee decent life for inmates to be established: head of Prisons Authority

With the goal of advertising the ministry’s newly adopted policy towards prisoners, the interior minister’s assistant and head of the Prisons Authority, Hassan El-Sohagy, said that the ministry is currently following a new rehabilitation policy for prisoners. The new policy is garnered towards social, cultural, and sports programmes, in addition …

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Tadamon coalition urges parliament to demand release of Alexandria Shipyard, PTA workers

A delegation from the Tadamon coalition submitted a memorandum to the parliament on Tuesday to demand the immediate release of 26 workers from the Alexandria Shipyard Company and the Public Transportation Authority (PTA).

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Police state Egypt: Jailing political opposition

Last month’s presidential decree saw another odd batch of detainees pardoned, but many political prisoners are left behind bars amid a widespread crackdown on virtually anyone who opposes the regime.

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Doctors Syndicate calls on government to transfer former Morsi advisor to hospital

The Doctors Syndicate on Sunday called on the government, including the Interior Ministry, to quickly transfer prison inmate and former Mohamed Morsi advisor Essam El-Haddad to the nearest hospital. El-Haddad recently had a heart attack and his health has reportedly worsened as a result.

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5 jailed Alexandria Shipyard workers released on bail, as trial adjourned to November 15

A military court delayed the issuing of a verdict in the trial of 26 Alexandria Shipyard Company workers on Tuesday for the fifth time, adjourning court proceedings until November 15. Five of the workers standing trial have been released on bail, after having submitted their resignations from the company.

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The Limits of Fighting Corruption in Egypt

Hisham Geneina, the former head of the Central Auditing Organization (CAO), Egypt’s main oversight body, is still facing the repercussions of the controversial statement he made at the end of 2015 that corruption had cost Egypt nearly 600 billion Egyptian pounds ($76 billion).

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