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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

    ... 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 ...

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

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

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

    ... accused of broadcasting footage that "violates public decency", ordering them detained for four days and urging investigators to refer them to trial swiftly "to protect social ...

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

    Egyptian clerics want belly-dancing reality TV show banned

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

    ... society as anti-Islamic. The call on Wednesday by Dar al-Ifta, the top body that advises Muslims on religious and life issues, follows others criticising the show Dancer. But the debate is not all ... prestigious in the Muslim world, issued a statement criticising the belly-dancing show as part of "attacks on society's values", while also trying to compare it to atheism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1585258/egyptian-clerics-want-belly-dancing-reality-tv-show-banned
  4. News - World - EGYPT

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

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

    ... trial. The final verdict will be issued on September 27, the judge said. Police forces collapsed in the first days of the uprising, when protesters stormed police stations across the country ...

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

    ... Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi for clemency. An Egyptian judge released his reasoning on Wednesday for harsh sentences issued against Greste, Egyptian-Canadian acting bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy and Egyptian ...

    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

    ... Associated Press in Cairo Egyptian court gives reasoning for harsh jail terms that have triggered international outcry Al-Jazeera trio's crimes work of the devil: judge An Egyptian 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 ...

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

    ... Associated Press in Minya, Egypt Minya Criminal Court issues the largest confirmed mass death sentence to be handed down in Egypt in recent memory The Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader ... 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
  8. News - World - EGYPT

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

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

    ... The failure of successive governments to take the issue seriously has pushed sexual violence to endemic levels in Egypt, they said. Advocacy groups and the prosecutor's office reported a series ... as shaky footage of a bloodied, naked woman, encircled by a crowd of men, rocketed across social media sites and prompted an explosion of commentary on Twitter and Facebook. Compounding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530300/new-leader-sisi-orders-action-tackle-sex-attacks-women-egypt
  9. News - World - EGYPT

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

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

    ... Associated Press in Cairo Mursi's son jailed on drug charge An Egyptian criminal court has convicted the youngest son of the ousted Islamist president Mohammed Mursi on charges 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545761/mohammed-mursis-son-jailed-year-egypt-drug-possession
  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

    ... that this is unacceptable.” But the verdict may have revealed the limits of foreign influence in Egypt, with Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry issuing a “complete rejection of any foreign interference ... you’re thinking of making a stop in Egypt, there are a whole range of issues that come into play. And one of the things you have to consider is the pending verdict. The trip could have made sense ...

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

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