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Egypt: Court upholds ‘Hamas collaboration’ charges against Brotherhood leaders

An Egypt court has upheld jail sentences for several Muslim Brotherhood leaders on charges of “collaborating with Hamas”, throwing out an appeal even as relations between the country and the Palestinian group have continued to improve in recent months.

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Government source: Authorities inclined to close long-running case targeting NGOs yet travel bans may remain

Human rights lawyer Negad al-Borai and human rights activist and head of the Arab Network for Human Rights Information Gamal Eid were questioned by a judge on Tuesday in a long-running case targeting non-governmental organizations accused of receiving foreign funding with the intention of harming national security.

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Egypt court releases 130 defendants held in political cases

An Egyptian court has ordered the release of 130 defendants held in political cases this week, according to a human rights lawyer, Anadolu Agency reports. Opposition website Darb cited human rights lawyer Khaled Ali as saying that the Cairo Criminal Court released 130 defendants held in 20 political cases.

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