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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

    ... who led the 2011 popular uprising that ousted longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Lawyers say the procedure used against Farag has been repeated in many cases. "The previous version ... fell from power, then interim president Adly Mansour amended the law to authorise unlimited preventive detention. "Preventive detention has been turned into a punishment in itself against ...

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

    Egyptian clerics want belly-dancing reality TV show banned

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 12:10am by AP

    ... body has demanded that a new belly-dancing television show be suspended for "corrupting morals" and serving "extremists" who could use it as a pretext to depict Egyptian ... el-Sisi, who led the ousting of Mursi, has portrayed himself as standing up against extremism and the political use of Islam. But Sisi has also tried to show himself as a guardian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1585258/egyptian-clerics-want-belly-dancing-reality-tv-show-banned
  3. 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 ... to crimes against humanity,” according to the report, which HRW released to mark one year since the carnage. HRW said its report identifies the most senior security officials and key leaders ...

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

    Hosni Mubarak, in court, denies he ordered protesters killed in 2011 uprising

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:43am by AP

    ... 29-year rule as one that stabilised the country, a theme employed during his last days in power as the popular revolt against him grew and he resisted calls to step down. "Hosni Mubarak ... and was sentenced to life imprisonment, but his conviction was overturned in January 2013. Prosecutors appealed against that decision, and a retrial began in April 2013. Standing trial along with Mubarak ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1573147/hosni-mubarak-court-denies-he-ordered-protesters-killed-2011-uprising
  5. News - World - EGYPT

    Human Right Watch demands Egypt's President face crackdown inquiry

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

    ... officials be investigated for their roles in a brutal crackdown that killed hundreds in likely "crimes against humanity". Security forces stormed two sit-ins involving supporters of ousted ... "excessive lethal force" to break up the sit-ins. "The killings not only constituted serious violations of international human rights, but likely amounted to crimes against humanity," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572482/human-right-watch-demands-egypts-president-face-crackdown-inquiry
  6. 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

    ... Associated Press in Canberra Peter Greste, a veteran journalist with wide experience of reporting on conflicts around the world, will appeal against his conviction in an Egyptian court and seven-year sentence An Australian journalist working for the Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera will appeal against his conviction on charges that he aided Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, his ...

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

    Former Egyptian interior minister Habib Al-Adly cleared of corruption

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:30am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Former minister cleared of corruption An Egyptian court yesterday acquitted former Hosni Mubarak interior minister Habib Al-Adly of corruption in a retrial ... on corruption charges, while his two sons Alaa and Gamal received four-year terms. They were accused of embezzling more than 100 million Egyptian pounds (HK$108 million) earmarked for the maintenance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1531203/former-egyptian-interior-minister-habib-al-adly-cleared-corruption
  8. News - World - EGYPT

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

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

    ... judge has released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued against three Al-Jazeera journalists, saying they were brought together "by the devil" to destabilise the country. The main ... that the judge has released his reasoning, the defendants have a month to appeal against the verdicts. In his reasoning, the judge stated that the defendants, who worked for Al-Jazeera's ...

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

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

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

    ... not interfere with Egypt's courts, which the government insisted were independent. But in the meeting with newspaper editors, Sisi appeared to regret the repercussions from the trial. He had said previously that it was not appropriate to comment on court rulings. The trial against the journalists of the Qatar-based satellite television came against the backdrop of strained relations between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549105/egypts-president-sisi-wishes-al-jazeera-journalists-had-not-faced-court
  10. 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

    ... everything that’s wrong with the system: it’s corrupt. This country is corrupt through and through.” Greste’s two younger brothers, Mike and Andrew, who came from Australia to attend court, were ... of terrorism,” Netjes said later by telephone. Ostensibly, the trial was a broadside against Al-Jazeera, a Qatar-owned news channel that Egypt’s government feels is biased towards Sisi’s predecessor, ...

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

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