Issues and trials

Under the death guillotine.. Report

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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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Egyptian court jails 11 for 2013 anti-regime protests

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An Egyptian court on Thursday slapped 11 people with 25-year jail terms for protesting against the Egyptian regime in the southern province of Minya in 2013, according to a local legal source. “Minya’s criminal court sentenced 11 people in absentia to life behind bars [at a maximum of 25 years] …

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Court to probe Rabaa defendants’ allegations of prison abuse

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A Cairo criminal court ordered an investigation on Saturday into allegations by defendants in the Rabea al-Adaweya sit-in dispersal case of mistreatment in prison. Several Muslim Brotherhood leaders and 28-year-old freelance photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid (Shawkan) have accused prison authorities of physical abuse and prevention of access to medicines and …

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Cassation Court postpones the appeal of Morsi to 3 June

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On Saturday, Egypt’s Cassation Court postponed to 3 June the appeal of  president Mohammed Morsi and six others in the case known in media outlets as “Qatar espionage”. On 18 June 2016, the Cairo Criminal Court has sentenced Morsi and his secretary to life in prison, and sentenced two others …

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“Forensic medicine confirms that “Mahdi Akef” is suffering from cancer

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The forensic medicine department confirmed that the former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, “Muhammad Mahdi Akef”, suffering from the cancer of the bile ducts and the deterioration of his health. Today, the Public Prosecutor’s Office handed over the forensic medicine report to the Cairo Criminal Court concerning the health condition …

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Court set to rule on assassins of late Prosecutor General

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Cairo Criminal Court on Saturday set a June 10 session to issue its verdict against the defendants charged in the assassination of late top prosecutor general Hesham Barakat. Sixty-seven defendants are standing trial for killing Barakat, 15 are being tried in absentia, while 52 defendants are in custody. Barakat died …

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Badie, 2 others receive life sentences in “Rabaa operations room” retrial

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The Cairo Criminal Court sentenced on Monday Muslim Brotherhood supreme guide Mohamed Badie, as well as group leaders, such as Hossam Abu Bakr and Mahmoud Ghazlan, to life imprisonment in the “Rabaa operations room” case. Another 15 defendants received sentences of 5 years imprisonment. Among those defendants are preacher Salah …

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Morsi: I have not met my lawyer for 4 years and I would like to talk about matters affecting my life

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President Mohamed Morsi said he had not met any of his defense team for nearly four years, and he didn’t know anything about evidence of proof or the accusations on the  case known in media as “Insulting the judiciary”. President Morsi stressed the need to communicate with his defense team …

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MB businessman detained 45 days pending investigation

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Giza Criminal Court on Saturday accepted prosecution’s appeal against a decision to release Muslim Brotherhood (MB) business mogul Hassan Malek on bail of LE20,000. The court ordered Malek and other suspects be detained again for 45 days pending investigations into charges of damaging the national security and economy. Malek is …

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“Save Mansoura Youths” Campaign to Stop Execution of Young Students, Graduates

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Social networks users have been interacting strongly with the الحياة لشباب المنصورة (or “Save Mansoura Youths”) hashtag hours before the ruling session is due to be held (on Wednesday). The Court of Cassation hears the final verdict on the so-called case of “the guard’s death”, in which eight young men, …

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