Issues and trials

Court to probe Rabaa defendants’ allegations of prison abuse

أحمد عارف

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

mohamed morsi

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


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


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


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

mohamed morsi

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

حسن مالك hassan malek

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


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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Ibrahim Halawa trial: Seven police officers give evidence before case adjourned


Seven police officers gave evidence at the trial of Irishman Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt on Wednesday before the case was adjourned for two weeks. Lawyers questioned and cross-examined the officers on the events of August 16th 2013, when Mr Halawa and hundreds of others were arrested at the Al Fateh …

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NCHR calls for review of preventive detention period in Egypt


The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) has called for a review of the preventive detention period, which can last up to over two years in Egypt — in violation of the law which specifies that suspects may only remain in remand for a three-month period. In a statement on …

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