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  1. News - World - EGYPT

    Verdict expected on April 28 in second mass Egyptian trial

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 04:11am by AP, Reuters

    ... Protests erupted at Minya University after the trial began, with police firing tear gas to deter hundreds of demonstrators. The UN human rights office said the mass death sentences contravened ... rights. The European Union and the United States also criticised the ruling, as did rights groups. "Yesterday was... a death sentence for the credibility and independence of Egypt's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1457299/verdict-expected-april-28-second-mass-egyptian-trial
  2. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt’s military chief Sisi to run for president, vows to tackle militancy

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 09:32am

    ... international human rights groups and Western powers. Washington expressed fresh criticism of Cairo, with Secretary of State John Kerry saying he was “deeply, deeply troubled by the sudden ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1458285/egypts-military-chief-sisi-run-president-vows-tackle-militancy
  3. News - World - EGYPT

    Court hands death sentences to 529 loyalists of ex-Egypt president Mursi

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:22pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Cairo Mass trial ends with convictions for attackson police,but human rights lawyer says appeals are likely over the 'unacceptable' verdicts 529 mursi ... acquitted. The verdicts- and extremely harsh sentences- are likely to be overturned on appeal, a human rights lawyer said after the trial ended in the city of Minya, north of Cairo. "This is way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1456199/egypt-sentences-death-529-members-muslim-brotherhood
  4. News - World - EGYPT

    Archaeologists in Luxor, Egypt, piece together two more pharaoh statues

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 12:17am by AFP

    ... with zigzag lines. Beside his right leg stands a nearly complete figure of Amenhotep III's wife Tiye, wearing a large wig and a long, tight-fitting dress. A statue of queen mother Mutemwya, ... monument has its right to be treated decently," said Sourouzian, whose dream as a student was to conserve the Amenhotep III temple. "The idea is to stop the dismantling of monuments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1456332/archaeologists-luxor-egypt-piece-together-two-more-pharaoh-statues
  5. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt’s crackdown on Islamists sees 16,000 jailed in past eight months

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 09:15pm by AP

    ... about 3,000 top- or mid-level members of Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood. The count, which is consistent with recent estimates by human rights groups, was based on a tally kept by the interior ... or in impromptu jails set up in police training camps because prisons are overcrowded. Inmates are kept for months without charge. Rights activists say torture- by Egypt's legal definition- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1450917/egypts-crackdown-islamists-sees-16000-jailed-past-eight-months
  6. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt trial of Al-Jazeera journalists resumes amid outcry

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 05:31pm by AFP

    ... are abroad and being tried in absentia. Prosecutors say the defendants falsely portrayed Egypt as being in a state of “civil war”, a possible reference to the broadcaster’s coverage of a government ... Without Borders said it “deplores the government’s continuing violations of the fundamental freedoms that are guaranteed and protected in the new constitution”. Human Rights Watch has said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1441001/egypt-trial-al-jazeera-journalists-resumes-amid-outcry
  7. News - World - EGYPT

    Doctor to stand trial over female circumcision in first for Egypt

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:31am by The Guardian

    ... a campaign by local rights groups and the international organisation Equality Now, as well as an investigation by Egypt's state-run National Population Council, the country's chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1450118/doctor-stand-trial-over-female-circumcision-first-egypt
  8. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt to put 20 journalists on trial for ‘supporting Muslim Brotherhood’

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 03:16pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Prosecutors say they falsely portrayed Egypt as being in a state of “civil war”, possibly a reference to the broadcaster’s coverage of a crackdown in which more than 1,000 Mursi supporters have been killed in street clashes. Human Rights Watch said the trial was part of a crackdown on dissent by the interim government. “Egyptian authorities in recent months have demonstrated almost zero ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1431836/egypt-put-20-journalists-trial-supporting-muslim-brotherhood
  9. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt sentences 26 to death over Suez Canal ‘terror’ plot

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 08:33pm by AFP

    ... the sentence, and set March 19 for the final verdict. The defendants have the right to appeal. The sources gave no further details about the group, nor about the alleged plot to target ships in the Suez ... Mursi’s ouster, saying they were to avenge the crackdown by security forces. More than 1,400 people have been killed in the crackdown, according to rights group Amnesty International, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1435796/egypt-sentences-26-death-over-suez-canal-terror-plot
  10. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt to put 20 Al-Jazeera journalists on trial

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 03:57am by AP

    ... for the group and spreading false news. Al-Jazeera denies bias and has demanded the release of its reporters, whose arrest sparked an outcry from rights groups and journalist protection groups. ... "unreal scenes to give the impression to the outside world that there is a civil war that threatens to bring down the state". ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1417083/egypt-put-20-al-jazeera-journalists-trial

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