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  • Egypt| Imprisonment renewal of the sixth anniversary of the revolution in Dar el-Salam postponed

    12 February,2017

    Dar el-Salam Misdemeanors Court convened at Maadi Court decided to postpone the imprisonment renewal of the four young people arrested from Dar el-Salam Metro Station on January 25, 2017 pending Case No. 1334 of 2017 Dar el-Salam to February 13, 2017 hearing because the court felt uneasy.
    The public prosecution charged the four defendants with joining […]

     
  • Egypt| Referral of lawyer Montasser al-Zayat to a disciplinary board postponed to fulfill the defense demands

    05 February,2017

    North Cairo Criminal Court, 13th circuit felonies, convened in Abbassiya Court decided to postpone the decision regarding a request to refer lawyer Montasser al-Zayat to a disciplinary committee, against the backdrop of a post he wrote on his “Facebook” about the situation inside the bar association “The association is sinking… it is bankrupt,” to the […]

     
  • Egypt| The decision to add more than 1,500 Egyptian citizens on terrorism lists is against the constitution and undermines the rule of law and fair trial standards

    Egypt| The decision to add more than 1,500 Egyptian citizens on terrorism lists is against the constitution and undermines the rule of law and fair trial standards

    24 January,2017

    Cairo January 23, 2017
    The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) said today, that the deicision of Cairo Criminal Court issued on 12 January, adding around 1,500 citizens on terrorism lists, travel bans and anticipation lists, violates the Egyptian constitution and clearly lacks all fair trial standards. ANHRI, whether as a legal institution or in […]

     
  • Imprisonment of journalists Mohamed Hassan, Hamdy Al-Zaem, and Osama Al-Beshbeshy renewed for 15 days

    Imprisonment of journalists Mohamed Hassan, Hamdy Al-Zaem, and Osama Al-Beshbeshy renewed for 15 days

    25 December,2016

    Today (Sunday), Downtown Cairo Prosecution ordered the imprisonment renewal of Mohamed Hassan, journalist at “Al-Nabaa” newspaper, along with journalists Hamdy Al-Zaem, who is working for “Al-Hayah” newspaper, and Osama Al-Beshbeshy from “Belady” news agency, for 15 days pending investigations.
    The security forces arrested the three journalists while they were shooting a report nearby the Journalists’ […]

     
  • Preventive measures imposed on Haytham Mohamden and Hamdy Qeshta revoked

    Preventive measures imposed on Haytham Mohamden and Hamdy Qeshta revoked

    22 November,2016

    Cairo Criminal Court’s 15th circuit, headed by counselor Shaban al-Shamy, decided to lift the precautionary measures imposed on lawyer Haytham Mohamden and political activist Hamdy Qeshta with the continuation of their release pending the case.
    On October 9, Giza Court, convened at the Police Academy and presided over by counselor Moataz Khafagy, ordered the release of Mohamden and Qeshta pending case No. […]

     
  • Breaking| Appeal against Journalist “al-Iskandarani” release accepted

    Breaking| Appeal against Journalist “al-Iskandarani” release accepted

    22 November,2016

    Today (Tuesday), Cairo Criminal Court‘s circuit 28, presided over by counselorHassan Farid, decided to accept the appeal filed by the Supreme State Security Prosecution against the release order given to researcher and journalist “Ismail al-Iskandarani” into case No. 569 of 2015 (State Security) in relation to his charges of joining a banned group and propagating false news, and accordingly ruled to extend his pretrial detention for another […]

     
  • Breaking| Journalist “Ismail al-Iskandarani” Released

    Breaking| Journalist “Ismail al-Iskandarani” Released

    20 November,2016

    Cairo Criminal Court 15th circuit convened at the Police Academy ordered the release of journalistIsmail al-Iskandarani, on charges of joining a banned group and publishing false news, in case No.569 of 2015 State Security.
    On November 29, Egyptian security forces arrested al-Iskandarani at Hurghada International Airport, as he was on his way back from Berlin, he was taken to the headquarters of the Supreme State Security Prosecution in Cairo, and accused him with charges including joining a banned groupand publishing false news.

     
  • Disciplinary trial of TV anchorwoman Azza Al-Henawy postponed to January

    Disciplinary trial of TV anchorwoman Azza Al-Henawy postponed to January

    07 November,2016

    Today, the Disciplinary Court at the State Council decided to postpone reviewing the lawsuit No. 474/58 filed by the Administrative Prosecution against media worker Azza Henawy, presenter of “Akhbar Al-Kahera” (Cairo News) program, along with the program’s director and writer, to the hearing of 2/1/2017. The case was against the backdrop of the administrative infractions […]

     
  • Egypt: Qasr Al-Nil Misdemeanor upholds acquittal of Tiran and Sanafir protesters

    Egypt: Qasr Al-Nil Misdemeanor upholds acquittal of Tiran and Sanafir protesters

    07 November,2016

    During its today’s hearing, Qasr Al-Nil Appellant Misdemeanor Court at South Cairo Court (Zeinhom) decided to accept- in form- the appeal filed by the Public Prosecution against the acquittal of 51 defendants into the case No. 6407 of 2016 (Qasr al-Nil Misdemeanor)- known in media as the protests denouncing the maritime border agreement between Egypt […]

     
  • Egypt: Media worker Somayia Al-Shenawi released over ensuring her place of residence into case no. 17081/2016

    Egypt: Media worker Somayia Al-Shenawi released over ensuring her place of residence into case no. 17081/2016

    06 November,2016

     On Friday (October 4), Qasr al-Nil Prosecution convened at Abdeen Court ordered the release of media professional Somayia Al-Shenawi ensuring her place of residence over case No.17081 of 2016 (Qasr Al Nil Misdemeanor) and without pressing any charges against her.
    The security forces arrested Al-Shenawi from Al-Tahrir Square last Friday afternoon. She was holding a placard […]