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  1. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt is using jail without trial as a way of stifling dissent, say critics

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 11:01pm by AFP

    ... about in Cairo at the weekend. Scores have been arrested as part of a crackdown since July 2013, when the army deposed Egypt's first freely elected president, Mohammed Mursi. For Farag, ... left at least 1,400 people dead and more than 15,000 arrested, many of them for breaking another new law prohibiting all but police-sanctioned demonstrations. Among them are secular activists ...

  2. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt prosecutors set to charge gay wedding party with 'debauchery'

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 06:53pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Cairo Arrests ordered for gay wedding party 'debauchery' Egypt's top prosecutor has ordered seven men to be detained and physically examined over ... arrested in a police raid on a Nile boat restaurant and accused of taking part in a gay sex party. After a highly publicised trial in an emergency state security court, 23 of the men were convicted ...

  3. News - World - EGYPT

    Mohammed Mursi’s son jailed for a year in Egypt for drug possession

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 08:59pm by AP

    ... of drug possession and consumption, jailing him and a friend for a year. Abdullah Mursi, 20, was not in court when Judge Abdel-Rahman Ayad issued the verdict. He had been on bail since his arrest in March. Mursi and his friend were arrested after police suspected they were smoking hashish on the side of a road on the east edge of Cairo. He denied the charges. His family has dismissed ...

  4. News - World - EGYPT

    Egyptian TV station airs video of arrested Al-Jazeera journalists

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 04:47am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post in Cairo TV station airs video of arrested Al-Jazeera staff A private Egyptian television channel has aired what it called exclusive footage of the arrest ... In a case that has drawn international condemnation, Egypt's public prosecutor last week moved to charge 20 people- including the two journalists arrested in the video- with manipulating clips ...

  5. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt’s President Sisi wishes Al-Jazeera journalists had not faced court

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 09:00pm by AFP

    ... "The sentencing of several journalists had a very negative effect, and we had nothing to do with it," Sisi was quoted as saying. "I wish they were deported after their arrest, instead ... Egypt and Doha, which supports the banned Muslim Brotherhood movement of Mursi. The removal of Mursi unleashed a deadly crackdown on Islamists and wide-ranging arrests, prompting Washington ...

  6. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt orders arrest of two prominent activists

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 07:44pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Egyptian prosecutor orders arrest of two activists for inciting protest against new law that restricts demonstrations Egypt on Wednesday ordered the arrest ... and thousands arrested. On Wednesday, Egypt’s general prosecutor ordered the arrest of Ahmed Maher, founder of the April 6 movement that spearheaded the 2011 revolt against former president Hosni ...

  7. News - World - EGYPT

    400 ‘disappeared’ tortured in secret Egyptian military prison

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:55pm by GDN

    ... They are among at least 16,000 political prisoners arrested since last summer's regime change. But what sets Azouli's prisoners apart is the way they are held outside Egypt's legal system ... of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, others were involved in student protests and a significant minority are people who interviewees felt had been arrested at random. All three said at least one prisoner ...

  8. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt arrests senior Muslim Brotherhood leader

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 04:22pm by Reuters in Cairo

    ... Reuters in Cairo Military authorities in Cairo have arrested another senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood as part of an ongoing clampdown on opposition. Egyptian authorities have detained senior Muslim Brotherhood leader Essam El-Erian, an Interior Ministry source said on Wednesday, in what is the latest arrest in a government crackdown against the Islamist movement. Erian, ...

  9. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt arrests two more top Islamist figures

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 04:47pm by Associated Press in Cairo

    ... Associated Press in Cairo Latest in crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood by authorities Egyptian authorities on Wednesday arrested two more Islamist figures: a top ally of the Muslim Brotherhood as he reportedly tried to flee to neighbouring Libya disguised as a woman, and a spokesman for the Islamist group on his way to catch a flight out of the country. The arrests ...

  10. News - World - EGYPT

    In relentless campaign, Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood leader

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 09:58am by Reuters in Cairo

    ... Reuters in Cairo Mohamed Badie charged with 'inciting murder' as arrest signals army intention to crush Brotherhood Egypt’s army-backed authorities detained the Muslim Brotherhood’s leader on Tuesday, signalling their determination to crush the group and silence protests against the ousting of Islamist President Mohammed Mursi. The arrest of Mohamed Badie, 70, ...




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