Egypt allows routine medical check for Morsi at his expense

Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi, wearing an orange uniform while in prison on 18th August 2016 An Egyptian court yesterday allowed a comprehensive medical examination of former President Mohamed Morsi at his own expense. The medical check-up results will be presented to the court at its next hearing on 3 December. During a session of his trial in Cairo, Morsi asked the court to allow him to have a comprehensive medical examination at a private hospital at his own expense, where adequate equipment will be available for specialist tests. “If this is not possible, I ask that the examination be … Continue reading Egypt allows routine medical check for Morsi at his expense

Egypt: Osama Morsi jailed for 3 years

Osama Mohamed Morsi, the son of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi is seen during the trial over the breaking up the Rabaa Al-Adawiyyah protests, at the police academy in Cairo, Egypt on December 10, 2016 A court in Egypt has sentenced ousted President Mohamed Morsi’s son to three years in prison over accusations that he allegedly possessed weapons at the time of his arrest in 2016. The Muslim Brotherhood’s lawyer Abdel-Moneim Abdel-Maqsoud told journalists that the ruling against Osama Morsi is not final and that he will appeal it. No evidence was submitted to support the charges except for the … Continue reading Egypt: Osama Morsi jailed for 3 years

Brotherhood leader demands Sisi regime be prosecuted

Essam El-Erian, senior leader in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood A senior leader in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, Essam El-Erian, who has been imprisoned by the Egyptian authorities, yesterday asked the court to allow him to meet with international lawyers to file lawsuits against the government regarding human rights violations in prisons. El-Erian said he wished to meet with lawyers Ramsey Clark from the US, Mustafa Al-Ramid and Khaled El-Sufayani from Morocco, Ali Abu El-Sukkar from Jordan, Asaad Harmoush from Lebanon and Mubarak El-Mutawaa from Kuwait. He requested the men be allowed entry to Egypt and not be stopped at the airport in … Continue reading Brotherhood leader demands Sisi regime be prosecuted

Egypt arrests well-known singer in restaurant

Egyptian security services arrested a well-known singer on Friday morning while he was eating in a Cairo restaurant, local websites have reported. Rami Sabry was picked up following the issue of an arrest warrant. Although Sabry’s family did not comment on his arrest, according to Al-Arab he was taken away after trying to avoid military conscription. Masrawi news website said that the singer was handed over to the military for him to start his compulsory service in the armed forces. (Source / 14.10.2017) Continue reading Egypt arrests well-known singer in restaurant

Egypt extends state of emergency for 3 months

Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi extended yesterday Egypt’s countrywide state of emergency for an additional three months. The renewed three-month state of emergency will start today, according to a presidential decree. “The state of emergency will be applied across the country, effective as of 1:00 am on Friday, for an additional three months, due to ongoing security concerns,” the presidential decree read. “The armed forces and the police will take the necessary measures to confront the dangers of terrorism,” the decree added. The Egyptian parliament is yet to approve the presidential resolution. Read more: Notorious emergency … Continue reading Egypt extends state of emergency for 3 months

Egypt court sentences Morsi to 25 years in Qatar spy case

Morsi was overthrown in mid-2013 by then-general Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, now the president of Egypt Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi during a court appearance with Muslim Brotherhood members on the outskirts of Cairo An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced ousted president Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood to 25 years in prison in a final ruling over a case accusing him of spying for Qatar, judicial sources said. Morsi, democratically elected after Egypt’s 2011 revolution, was overthrown in mid-2013 by then-general Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, now the president, following mass protests against his rule. He was immediately arrested. Egypt’s Court of … Continue reading Egypt court sentences Morsi to 25 years in Qatar spy case

Egypt’s court media ban limits public access to trials

  CAIRO — Egypt’s Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) decision No. 1308 published on Aug. 14 to ban media coverage of all trials via audiovisual devices has stirred much controversy in human rights, media and judicial circles. Some see it as a means to prevent citizens from knowing what is happening in trials and a major restriction of freedom against journalists covering Egypt’s judicial issues. In the first implementation of this decision, just one day after its issuance, the head of the Criminal Court of Cairo, Judge Hassan Farid, banned photojournalists from attending the hearing of 20 defendants in case No. 239 of 2015. They are accused of joining a … Continue reading Egypt’s court media ban limits public access to trials