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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  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 ‘will not interfere’ in ruling on Al-Jazeera journalists

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 11:18am by GDN and Reuters

    ... the journalists reacted with defiance. Greste, who had only been reporting in Egypt for a fortnight when he was arrested last December, silently held his arm aloft. Fahmy, a dual Canadian-Egyptian ... political prisoners have been arrested since last July’s overthrow of Mohamed Mursi – some of whom have been disappeared, many of whom have been tortured, and many more sentenced to draconian jail ...

  6. News - World - EGYPT

    New leader Sisi orders action to tackle sex attacks on women in Egypt

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:47pm by NYT

    ... Mursi. The new law, promulgated days before Sisi took office, provides for jail terms of up to five years for convicted harassers. The prosecutor's office said three of seven men arrested ...

  7. 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 ...

  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

    Relatively low turnout mars Sisi's victory in Egyptian presidential race

    Posted May 29th 2014, 10:00pm by AFP

    ... the outcome. His campaign pulled its representatives from polling stations on Wednesday to protest what it called intimidation and arrests of its staffers, one of whom was referred to a military ...

  10. News - World - EGYPT

    President-elect Sisi tells Egyptians it is ‘time to work’ on rebuilding economy

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 11:56am by Associated Press in Cairo

    ... Revolution – Sisi brings fears of a return to Mubarak’s autocratic state. Already, there have been sharp limits put on the right to protest, secular dissenters have been arrested, reports of police ...




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