Under the death guillotine.. Report


Preparation by/ programs and reports Unit of Egyptian coordination for rights and freedoms   In this report you read: First: Introduction Second: Executive Summary Third: details of the case  Fourth: Seven legal violations of the rule Fifth: Recommendations Methodology used: – Based on the information provided by the Legal Committee …

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Freeze on Mubarak assets to end in February


The South Atlantic News Agency “MercoPress” has reported that the Swiss decision, which froze assets of former President Hosni Mubarak for a value of US$570 million, will end in February. At this date, the Swiss government will see if the freeze will be extended or not. In a report, the …

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Eight Egyptians sentenced to life in prison over joining ISIS

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Cairo Criminal Court sentenced on Tuesday eight militants to life in prison in a case known in the local media as the “ISIS in Cairo” case. The public prosecution had accused the suspects of joining an illegal group; communicating with a terrorist group that is based abroad (ISIS); and assaulting …

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High-ranking judge referred to trial following arrest for bribery in Alexandria


The Supreme State Security prosecution decided on Saturday evening to refer a high-ranking judge to the Alexandria Criminal Court over charges of obtaining a financial bribe to acquit a defendant accused in a drug trade case, the state-run agency MENA reported. The judge and five other defendants are awaiting the …

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ANHRI lists 63 journalists, media workers behind bars in Egypt


The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) issued a report that Documents there are currently 63 journalists and members of the media behind bars in Egypt’s prisons, detailing their charges and dates of arrest. Out of the 63 journalists mentioned in the report who are currently detained, 58 were …

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3 new allegations of death in custody emerge


Three prisoners, in separate incidents, have died in police custody over the past three days, sparking concerns over the treatment of civilians in custody. Preliminary reports allege that the latest victims died of circulatory failure or strokes. On Monday, a 25-year-old fruit vendor named Mohamed Quweider died in the second …

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NGO draft law draws more criticism


Criticism over a non-governmental organisation (NGO) draft law, which received preliminary approval from parliament, continues as new claims surface over what would be heavy restrictions on the work of civil society if the law were to be implemented. Former minister of social solidarity Ahmed El-Borai argued that the law would …

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El Nadeem center director Aida Seif El Dawla banned from travel


Director of El Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence Aida Seif El Dawla was banned from travel on Wednesday as she attempted to board a flight to Tunisia. According to a statement by El Nadeem, Seif Al-Dawla was scheduled to attend a conference bringing together organizations working on …

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Court of Cassation overturns Mohamed Morsi’s life sentence

الرئيس محمد مرسي

Egypt’s president Mohamed Morsi has had a life sentence overturned by the country’s Court of Cassation, which ordered a retrial in the case that revolves around accusations of espionage with Palestinian group Hamas. Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, had a death sentence overturned by the same court last week …

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Deportation of hundreds of detainees from Burj al Arab prison to other provinces


Security forces in Burj Al Arab prison at Alexandria continues to violate against the detainees at the prison and their families for the third consecutive day as the attack on the families of the detainees by batons and sticks after their gathering this morning in front of the prison to …

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