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  1. 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 accusations of "debauchery", a charge often levelled at gays, after a video emerged of a same-sex wedding party. A statement from the prosecutor's office said the suspects were also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1587286/seven-men-arrested-egypt-cracks-down-controversial-gay-wedding-video
  2. 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

    ... to the banned Muslim Brotherhood. The fate of detainees like him has raised concerns about human rights abuses in Egypt, an issue US Secretary of State John Kerry said he had "frank" talks ... of the law restricted preventive detention to a maximum of six months, after which a suspect was either released or referred to trial," said rights lawyer Gamal Eid. But two months after Mursi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596219/egypt-using-jail-without-trial-way-stifling-dissent-say-critics
  3. News - World - EGYPT

    Human Right Watch demands Egypt's President face crackdown inquiry

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:20am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Call for Sisi to face inquiry into deadly crackdown Human Rights Watch yesterday demanded that Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and two other ... president Mohammed Mursi in Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda squares last August 14, resulting in what the international rights group termed "one of the largest killings of demonstrators ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572482/human-right-watch-demands-egypts-president-face-crackdown-inquiry
  4. News - World - EGYPT

    HRW urges ‘crimes against humanity’ probe of top Egyptian officials

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 06:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused top officials in Egypt of likely “crimes against humanity” in an August 14, last year crackdown in which hundreds ... that security forces intentionally used “excessive lethal force” in breaking the sit-ins. “The killings not only constituted serious violations of international human rights, but likely amounted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572200/hrw-urges-crimes-against-humanity-probe-top-egyptian-officials
  5. News - World - EGYPT

    Australian reporter imprisoned in Egypt for aiding the Muslim Brotherhood to appeal

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 09:48am by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... the Court of Cassation, the highest court of appeal. The sentencing of the three journalists on June 23, after a five-month trial described as a “sham” by rights groups, caused an international ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558823/australian-reporter-imprisoned-egypt-aiding-muslim-brotherhood-appeal
  6. News - World - EGYPT

    Brought together by the devil: judge explains Al-Jazeera trio's harsh sentences

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by AP

    ... MOHAMMED SHEHATA The verdicts triggered denunciations. Rights groups called the trial a "sham" that sent a chilling message to the press. The defendants and Qatar-based Al-Jazeera denied ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558338/brought-together-devil-judge-explains-al-jazeera-trios-harsh-sentences
  7. News - World - EGYPT

    400 ‘disappeared’ tortured in secret Egyptian military prison

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

    ... military prison, according to interviews with former inmates, lawyers, rights activists and families of missing people. Since at least the end of July last year, detainees have been taken to Azouli prison blindfolded and forcibly disappeared. Up to 400 are still being tortured and held beyond judicial oversight in a wide-scale crackdown that Amnesty and Human Rights Watch have jointly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539127/400-disappeared-tortured-secret-egyptian-military-prison
  8. News - World - EGYPT

    Supporters stunned as Al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 10:38am by Reuters

    ... at Egypt’s notorious Tora Prison for six months, in a case that has drawn criticism from Western governments and human rights groups. The remaining 17 defendants faced charges of belonging ... in absentia to 10 years in jail. Western governments and rights groups have voiced concern over freedom of expression in Egypt since Mursi’s ouster and the crackdown has raised questions about Egypt’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1538766/peter-greste-innocent-tony-abbott-tells-egyptian-leader-ahead-al-jazeera
  9. 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

    ... sentenced to seven years.   Rights campaigners portrayed the verdict as a frightening assault on what remains of Egyptian free speech. But it also represented a shaming slap-down to American ... in their discussion and called for Egypt to improve its human rights record. That a guilty verdict was still reached hours later, despite Kerry confirming the return of US military and economic aid to Egypt, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539462/egyptian-prison-terms-al-jazeera-journalists-spark-international-outcry
  10. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt court confirms death sentences for over 180 Muslim Brotherhood supporters

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 07:40pm by Associated Press in Minya, Egypt

    ... used to the idea of execution, killing and blood,” prominent rights lawyer Negad el-Borai said. “Politically this will lead to nowhere. Socially, this will lead to more violence. Legally, I am ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537727/egypt-court-confirms-death-sentences-over-180-muslim-brotherhood

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