The names and faces of the 21 women killed in Egypt’s Rabaa

On 14 August 2013, Egyptian forces stormed the Rabaa Square killing many women who had gathered to protest against the ouster of Egypt’s first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi Six years ago today Egyptian security forces stormed the Rabaa Square sit-in where thousands had gathered to protest against the ouster of Egypt’s first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi. Over 1,000 people were killed that day, including 21 women. The international rights organisation We Record has documented these women’s names. We Record – نحن نسجل@WeRecordAR في ذكرى فض اعتصام ميداني “رابعة والنهضة” في مصر؛ قرر فريق “#نحن_نسجل” بدء العمل على ملف التعقب القانوني لمرتكبي … Continue reading The names and faces of the 21 women killed in Egypt’s Rabaa

Egypt: Hazem Abu Ismail goes into coma in detention

Egyptian Salafi politician, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail Egyptian Salafi politician, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, has gone into a coma in detention after allegedly being attacked by jailers, the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Freedom and Justice Party announced yesterday. Quoting rights sources, the Islamist party said that Abu Ismail’s medical condition was resulting from being “attacked and assaulted by jailers” in Egypt’s notorious Scorpio prison located in the capital city of Cairo. Abu Ismail’s incident, the political party pointed out, had come amid a campaign that has seen thousands of prisoners, including Abu Ismail, entering an open hunger strike to demand the disclosure … Continue reading Egypt: Hazem Abu Ismail goes into coma in detention

BREAKING: Former President Morsi Dies During Trial

Days Of Palestine – Egypt Former President Mohamed Morsi died on Monday in court after the conclusion of a trial session in the espionage lawsuit. According to Egyptian State Television, Morsi suffered a heart attack following the court hearing and his body has been transferred to a hospital in preparation for burial arrangements. Morsi, aged 67, died after a court session in his espionage trial ended. The ousted Morsi asked to speak at the session, and the judge gave him permission. He then reportedly fainted in court and was later pronounced dead. Morsi was elected in democratic elections in 2012 after the … Continue reading BREAKING: Former President Morsi Dies During Trial

Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi dies: state media

State TV reports Egypt’s first democratically elected president fainted during court session and died afterwards State TV said former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi collapsed during his court session and died Egypt‘s former President Mohamed Morsi has died after appearing in court in Cairo, according to state media. The 67-year-old died after fainting during the court session in the Egyptian capital on Monday, state TV reported. “He was speaking before the judge for 20 minutes then became very animated and fainted. He was quickly rushed to the hospital where he later died,” a judicial source said. Morsi became Egypt’s first democratically elected president … Continue reading Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi dies: state media

Newspaper: Egyptian regime tortures Morsi to intimidate opposition

Since Morsi’s overthrow, Egyptian authorities have launched a relentless crackdown on dissent, killing hundreds of his supporters and sending thousands behind bars for inciting violence Spanish newspaper El País has published a report on former Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi. He is “being avenged by the current Egyptian regime, tortured in prison and used as an example to intimidate the opposition.” In its report translated by Arab21, the newspaper said Morsi is living in harsh conditions in prison. He does not have a mattress in his cell, forced to sleep on the cold floor. Besides his isolation from the world, Morsi has been prevented from … Continue reading Newspaper: Egyptian regime tortures Morsi to intimidate opposition

Ousted President Morsi spends sixth consecutive Ramadan in prison

A file photo dated July 4, 2013 shows a female supporter of Mohammed Morsi gesturing as she holds a portrait of him in Rabia Adaweya Square a day after the military coup in Cairo, Egypt The family of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, has released a statement pointing out that this is his sixth Ramadan in prison, Al-Khaleej Online has reported. The first democratically-elected civilian President of Egypt is being held under a state of “siege and uncertainty” about the nature and conditions of his detention. His actual fate is unknown to his family. He has been in prison since his military … Continue reading Ousted President Morsi spends sixth consecutive Ramadan in prison

Egypt places Morsi and 1,529 others on ‘terror list’

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood in jail in Cairo, Egypt The Cairo Criminal Court has reordered the names of former President, Mohamed Morsi, and 1,529 other Muslim Brotherhood members to be placed on the state “terror list” for another five years, the official state Gazette reported on Monday. A legal source who preferred not to be named said the court’s decision is based on a new law issued by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi earlier this month which allows transferring the Muslim Brotherhood funds to the state treasury and not only to freeze them. According to the source, the court’s decision was issued … Continue reading Egypt places Morsi and 1,529 others on ‘terror list’

Egypt’s Morsi on trial for ‘communicating with Hamas’

Ousted Egyptian President, Mohamed Morsi, in prison Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi was in court on charges of “communication with Hamas” yesterday. In a session at the Cairo Criminal Court, headed by Counsellor Mohammed Shirin Fahmi, the prosecution had charged Morsi and a number of others with crimes including communicating with foreign organisations outside the country in order to commit terrorist acts in the country, disclosing defence secrets to a foreign state and those working for its interests, financing terrorism, military training to achieve the purposes of the Muslim Brotherhood, and committing acts that undermine the country’s independence, … Continue reading Egypt’s Morsi on trial for ‘communicating with Hamas’

Rights group: Morsi will die if violations against him continue

Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi attends a trial session in Cairo, Egypt on 26 February 2017 Ousted Egypt President Mohamed Morsi will die in prison if violations against him continue, a Swiss based human rights group has warned in a new report. Morsi has been subjected to systemtic violations which amount to crimes against humanity, the Organization for Protection of Human Rights said in a publication entitled “Dr. Mohamed Morsi … I am threatened”. According to the report, the violations against Morsi include medical negligence which directly threatens his life as well as not allowing him to meet with his … Continue reading Rights group: Morsi will die if violations against him continue

Egypt court: Morsi’s election was fair

A sign reading that Mohamed Morsi is Egypt’s legitimate President during a conference to mark the fourth anniversary of the Rabaa massacre An Egyptian criminal court yesterday upheld a previous ruling that the 2012 election of Mohamed Morsi was fair, Egyptian news website Ahram Gate reported. Former presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq filed a complaint alleging that the Egyptian Elections Committee rigged the outcome in Morsi’s favour. Shafiq complained that some ballots were rigged in certain constituencies, but Judge Ahmed Khafagi told Al-Shorouk newspaper that there were no more than a few hundred questionable ballots and they were excluded from the count. Morsi was Egypt’s … Continue reading Egypt court: Morsi’s election was fair