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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 …

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Egypt builds a wall on border with Gaza

Maj. Gen. Ahmed Abdel Khalek, the Egyptian intelligence officer in charge of Cairo’s Palestinian portfolio, arrived in the Gaza Strip Feb. 10 as head of an Egyptian security delegation that made a field trip along the Egyptian-Gazan border as part of the new Egyptian preparations to boost border security and prevent extremists from entering the Sinai …

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2 Egyptians die in detention following ‘medical negligence’

Two Egyptians yesterday died in jail as a result of their “deteriorating health conditions”, local media reported. One of the detainees was identified as 61-year-old Ibrahim Al-Batea, who died of “a stroke due to medical negligence in the Kafr Saqr Police Department in Egypt’s Shareya Governorate,” according to local sources.

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Court finds police order to force activist to spend 12 hours a day in police station ‘abusive’ and ‘without justification’

An administrative court said police officials acted “unilaterally and without justification” in ordering activist Mohamed Adel to spend 12 hours every night — from 6 pm to 6 am — inside a police station as part of his probation, according to the judicial reasoning for a December ruling by an …

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Egypt journalist’s life in danger after torture

The life of political prisoner and journalist Solafa Magdy is in danger as her health continues to deteriorate. Magdy was arrested in November along with her husband Hossam Al-Sayyad and a third journalist, Mohamed Salah, from a café in Cairo, and accused of disseminating false news and joining a banned …

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Sisi attends ceremony for National Police Day as Egypt tightens security for 2011 revolution anniversary

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attended on Thursday a ceremony for the 68th anniversary of National Police Day, as security forces prepared to confront alleged threats and calls for protests this weekend in light of the anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 uprising.

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Egypt’s Interior Ministry to confront attempts to ‘incite chaos’ during anniversary of January revolution

Egypt’s Minster of Interior said on Wednesday that police will “confront attempts by Muslim Brotherhood members to harm the country’s national security during the 9th anniversary of the January 25, 2011 revolution on Saturday, calling on the Egyptian people not to respond to what it said were “calls for incitement, …

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