On a slow news day right before Eid al-Adha, a small item was inserted in Egyptian media outlets, each worded in exactly the same way (as so many news items are these days). It listed, by name, individuals who had been appointed to Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC). This was …
Egypt refers illegal encroachments on Nile to military prosecution
The Egyptian government is cracking down on illegal encroachments on the Nile River. In a statement on July 9, Egypt’s Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Aty said that the government is taking immediate action to preserve its waterways and is referring violators to military prosecution.
Egypt court upholds life sentences over plot to kill Sisi and former Saudi crown prince
An Egyptian military court on Wednesday upheld life sentences for 32 people accused of plotting to kill President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and a former Saudi crown prince, their lawyer said.
Egypt using special terror courts to silence dissent, UN experts say
UN experts have accused Egypt of using special terrorism courts to imprison human rights defenders and silence dissent, with the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi “gravely endangering” activists’ lives by imprisoning them during the pandemic.
Egypt executes Libyan militant for deadly police attack
Egypt executed on Saturday Libyan militant Abdel Rahim Al-Mismari, who was convicted for an attack south of Cairo in October 2017 that killed 16 policemen, the defence ministry said.
Egyptian judiciary sentences 112 detainees to life in prison
On Monday, the Military Court in Egypt sentenced 112 detainees to life in prison, alleging that they have been affiliated to Hasm Movement that the Egyptian authorities classify as terrorist, and involved in case No. 64 of 2017, Northern Military Prosecution Cairo, known as the Assistant Attorney General or the Case of Hasm Movement (HM).
Four Egyptians arrested as teenagers escape death sentence
Four Egyptians who were arrested as teenagers escaped the death penalty on Monday after a court in Cairo acquitted them of all their charges, a rights group confirmed.
Egypt: 8 executed in one day
Eight men were executed yesterday in Egypt in what is thought to be the first death sentences carried out in the country so far in 2020. The defendants were among 17 men who had been sentenced to death in a military court in May 2019 and accused of attacking three …
8 men convicted by military court in deadly church bombings case executed
Eight men sentenced to death by an Alexandria military court in October 2018 for their alleged involvement in deadly attacks on churches in Cairo, Tanta and Alexandria were executed on Monday, according to lawyer Osama Bayoumi.
Egypt: media denies execution of Hisham Al-Ashmawy
Egyptian media denied yesterday what was published about implementing the death sentence against a former army officer Hisham Al-Ashmawy after a military court convicted him of carrying out “terrorist attacks” against Egyptian police and army forces. Yesterday morning, Saudi Arabian channel Al-Arabiya in addition to Egyptian media including the online website of the …