Egypt - Courts & Law

Italian Coast Guard rescues 550 migrants including Egyptians from stormy seas

The Italian Coast Guard on Sunday safely brought to shore more than 550 migrants, many of them young men or boys from Egypt, from storm-tossed waters off the southern “toe” of Italy’s mainland, as human traffickers increasingly use a new route

Sisi ratifies amendments to anti-terrorism laws

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ratified on Thursday the new amendments to the anti-terrorism laws, which were approved by parliament earlier this month.

Egypt court sentences man to 15 years, two to life for raping woman in North Coast

An Egyptian criminal court sentenced on Tuesday a man to 15 years and two others to life in absentia for raping a woman in a resort on the North Coast in 2015.

Cairo court sentences doctor to life for sexually assaulting six minor girls

A Cairo court sentenced on Tuesday a doctor to life for sexually assaulting six minor girls in his private residence and clinic.

Security forces kills 12 outlaws in shootout in Aswan

Egypt’s security forces killed 12 outlaws and injured one on Sunday in a shootout in the upper Egyptian governorate of Aswan, the Ministry of Interior announced in a statement.

Egypt to host int'l conference on combatting transnational crimes

The Egyptian Public Prosecution will host starting Sunday an international conference on the role of prosecution in combatting transnational crimes.

Prosecution refers man accused of decapitating neighbour in Egypt’s Ismailiya to trial

Egypt’s Prosecutor-General Hamada El-Sawi ordered on Thursday the referral of a young man accused of brutally murdering his neighbour and attempting to kill two others to urgent criminal trial.

Court issues final ruling canceling asset freeze on Mubarak's sons

An Egyptian economic court issued a final ruling on Tuesday cancelling asset freezes on the sons of former President Hosni Mubarak after they were exonerated on charges of illicit gains last year

House approves 3 laws on protecting public establishments, defence secrets and terrorism

Egypt's parliament approved on Sunday amendments to Law (136/2014) which will entrust the Armed Forces with helping police to safeguard public and vital establishments such as electricity stations and grids, and gas and oil pipelines on a permanent basis.

What does ending the state of emergency in Egypt mean?

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ended on Monday a four-year state of emergency nationwide, which was declared after two terrorist attacks on churches in April 2017.

Cairo court hands phone thief jail term for live-streamed robbery

A thief who broadcast his face unawares to thousands of Facebook users while stealing a reporter's cellphone during a live stream last week was handed a one-year prison term, a Cairo court ruled on Thursday.

Foreign diplomats, media, MPs inspect Egypt’s Wadi Al-Natroun Rehabilitation Centre

Egypt’s Ministry of Interior organised on Thursday a tour for a number of diplomatic missions, international organisations, and foreign media correspondents at the newly constructed Wadi Al-Natroun Correctional and Rehabilitation Centre.

Egyptian court sentences Hisham Ashmawy’s top aide, two others to death

An Egyptian court sentenced on Monday terrorist Bahaa Kishk, the right-hand man of Hisham Ashmawy who was executed in Egypt last year, and two fugitives to death over terrorism charges.

Judge drops charges against 4 more NGOs in 'foreign funding case', citing insufficient evidence

The judge in charge of the investigation into the 2011 ‘foreign funding case’, Ali Mokhtar, dropped on Thursday all charges against four civil society organisations due to insufficient evidence, thus bringing the total number of NGOs that had their charges dropped in the case to 75, comprising over 220 individuals.

Egyptian police arrest thief after robbery was live-streamed

With a cigarette in his mouth and careless attitude while riding his motorcycle to avoid being caught after his theft in Egypt's capital Cairo, a young man did not realize his face was being live-streamed to thousands of viewers through the mobile phone he had just stolen, which led to his arrest hours later on Tuesday.

Egypt's prosecution refers activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah, 2 others to trial on joining illegal group charges

Egyptian prosecution has referred well-known blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah and two others to the Emergency State Security Misdemeanour Court, Egyptian human rights lawyer Khaled Ali said on Saturday.

Italian court stops trial against Egyptians over Regeni’s murder

The trial of four Egyptian security officers in Rome for the brutal killing of Italian student Giulio Regeni five years ago was thrown out by judges Thursday.

Egypt military court upholds life sentences for 32 defendants over plot to kill President Sisi: Lawyer

Egyptian military's high appeals court on Wednesday upheld life sentences for 32 people accused of plotting to kill President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and a former Saudi crown prince, their lawyer said.

Egypt’s prosecution refers actor to trial for attempting to rape 7 women

Egypt’s prosecution referred on Sunday an actor to a criminal court on charges of harassing, indecently assaulting, and attempting to rape seven young women while delivering acting workshops at his centre in Cairo.

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