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Sisi’s Military Incursion: A general has been placed in Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court, perhaps subjugating the institution.

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 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.

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).