Egypt Law & Crime
Egypt court jails 262 for offenses at 2013 Cairo sit-in
Egyptian tourist assaulted and robbed while walking on Noordhoek beach
Clashes in Cairo after detainee dies at police station
Egypt court postpones verdict against presidential hopeful - sources
Egypt hangs five prisoners: officials
Egypt files murder charges against man held for Coptic church attack
Egypt hangs four convicted of deadly 2014 bomb attack
‘I want to die’: Brit jailed in Egypt for ‘smuggling painkillers’ uses sanitary towels as pillow
2018-01-17 11:44:27 Published time: 17 Jan, 2018 09:51 A British woman jailed in Egypt for "smuggling painkillers" is being forced to sleep on sanitary towels as she “rots” in a cramped prison cell. She fears that she will “never make it out alive.” Laura Plummer, 33, was sentenced to three years in prison after being found with large amounts of painkillers in her suitcase   Read More ...
Egyptian police referred to criminal court over prisoner's death
2018-01-15 21:48:11 CAIRO (Reuters) - A Cairo prosecutor referred two policemen to criminal court on Monday over the death of a detainee shortly after he was arrested on Jan. 5, judicial sources said. The prosecutor alleges the policemen beat Mohamed Abdul-Hakim to death and detained him without legal grounds. If they are charged, it will be a rare prosecution of members of the Egyptian security forces   Read More ...
Egyptian police referred to criminal court over prisoner's death
2018-01-15 21:30:28 CAIRO: A Cairo prosecutor referred two policemen to criminal court on Monday over the death of a detainee shortly after he was arrested on Jan. 5, judicial sources said. The prosecutor alleges the policemen beat Mohamed Abdul-Hakim to death and detained him without legal grounds. If they are charged, it will be a rare prosecution of members of the Egyptian security forces   Read More ...
Tuesday Becomes Execution Day in Egypt
2018-01-15 12:11:05 For the past three Tuesdays, Egypt has hanged civilians sentenced to death by military tribunals: Jan. Three men were hanged. They had been convicted of rape and sentenced to die by a military tribunal in 2011. Jan. Four men accused of being Islamic militants were hanged. They had been tried and sentenced to death by a military tribunal for an attack in 2015 outside a stadium that killed three military academy students   Read More ...
Mubarak’s security boss wins appeal against graft conviction
2018-01-12 12:13:27 CAIRO: Egypt’s highest appeals court has overturned the conviction on corruption charges of former President Hosni Mubarak’s longtime security chief. Habib el-Adly, who served as interior minister in charge of police under Mubarak, was sentenced last April to seven years in prison. He went into hiding following his conviction and only turned himself in to authorities last month. Thursday’s ruling by the Court of Cassation accepted the appeal against his conviction and ordered a retrial   Read More ...
Ex-military chief of staff to run in Egyptian presidential election
2018-01-11 22:44:49 CAIRO - Former armed forces chief of staff General Sami Anan is to run in Egypt's presidential election in March, his party said on Thursday. "The party leaders took a decision for General Sami Anan’s candidacy and informed him of the decision and there was no problem at all and no objection," from him, said Sami Balah, the secretary general of the Arabism Egypt Party   Read More ...
Egyptian prosecutor orders probe into New York Times' report
2018-01-11 15:38:21 Cairo - Egypt's chief prosecutor has ordered an "urgent" investigation into a New York Times' report about recordings purportedly of an intelligence officer instructing TV talk show hosts and a famous actress to downplay President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Chief prosecutor Nabil Sadeq's statement says the report, published over the weekend, "undermines Egypt's security, public peace and hurts the public's interest   Read More ...
Egypt court overturns sentence against Mubarak-era interior minister
2018-01-11 14:30:35 CAIRO: An Egyptian court on Thursday quashed the conviction and prison sentence for alleged corruption against ex-interior minister Habib al-Adly and ordered a retrial, judicial sources said. A criminal court had sentenced Adly, who served under former President Hosni Mubarak before his fall to a popular uprising in 2011, to seven years in prison in April after convicting him on charges of abusing public funds   Read More ...
Egypt court overturns sentence against Mubarak-era interior minister
2018-01-11 14:12:51 CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Thursday quashed the conviction and prison sentence for alleged corruption against ex-interior minister Habib al-Adly and ordered a retrial, judicial sources said. A criminal court had sentenced Adly, who served under former President Hosni Mubarak before his fall to a popular uprising in 2011, to seven years in prison in April after convicting him on charges of abusing public funds   Read More ...
Egypt court overturns sentence against Mubarak-era interior minister
2018-01-11 14:11:59 CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Thursday quashed the conviction and prison sentence for alleged corruption against ex-interior minister Habib al-Adly and ordered a retrial, judicial sources said. A criminal court had sentenced Adly, who served under former President Hosni Mubarak before his fall to a popular uprising in 2011, to seven years in prison in April after convicting him on charges of abusing public funds   Read More ...
Egypt court overturns sentence against Mubarak-era interior minister
2018-01-11 14:02:13 CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Thursday quashed the conviction and prison sentence for alleged corruption against ex-interior minister Habib al-Adly and ordered a retrial, judicial sources said. A criminal court had sentenced Adly, who served under former President Hosni Mubarak before his fall to a popular uprising in 2011, to seven years in prison in April after convicting him on charges of abusing public funds   Read More ...
Regeni Egypt murder: Cambridge tutor's data seized
2018-01-11 13:07:37 Italian investigators have obtained the computer and mobile phone of a Cambridge University lecturer whose student was murdered in Egypt in 2016. They received the items from UK police, who searched Dr Maha Abdelrahman's Cambridge home on Wednesday. The body of her student Giulio Regeni was found dumped in the outskirts of Cairo in February 2016. He had been researching independent trade unions   Read More ...
Italian police take computer of Cambridge tutor in Egypt murder case
2018-01-11 03:45:25 ROME (REUTERS) - Italian magistrates investigating the murder of a graduate student in Cairo two years ago have seized the computer and cell phone of his Cambridge University tutor, the prosecutors' office in Rome said on Wednesday. Giulio Regeni was tortured and killed while carrying out research in Egypt. Italian magistrates have worked with their Egyptian counterparts to try to solve the crime, but have often expressed frustration over the slow pace of the investigation   Read More ...
Italian police take computer of Cambridge tutor in Egypt murder case
2018-01-10 22:48:32 ROME (Reuters) - Italian magistrates investigating the murder of a graduate student in Cairo two years ago have seized the computer and cell phone of his Cambridge University tutor, the prosecutors' office in Rome said on Wednesday. Giulio Regeni was tortured and killed while carrying out research in Egypt. Italian magistrates have worked with their Egyptian counterparts to try to solve the crime, but have often expressed frustration over the slow pace of the investigation   Read More ...
Italian police take computer of Cambridge tutor in Egypt murder case
2018-01-10 22:30:31 ROME: Italian magistrates investigating the murder of a graduate student in Cairo two years ago have seized the computer and cell phone of his Cambridge University tutor, the prosecutors' office in Rome said on Wednesday. Giulio Regeni was tortured and killed while carrying out research in Egypt. Italian magistrates have worked with their Egyptian counterparts to try to solve the crime, but have often expressed frustration over the slow pace of the investigation   Read More ...
Egypt sentences 23 to life in prison over 2013 violence
2018-01-09 19:41:24 Cairo - An Egyptian court has sentenced 23 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to life in prison on charges linked to the unrest that followed the 2013 military overthrow of an elected Islamist president. The court sentenced another 223 defendants to 15 years on similar charges, which included belonging to a terrorist group, murder and planning attacks against the state. Another 22 got three years, and 109 were acquitted   Read More ...
Egypt sentences 23 to life in prison over 2013 violence
2018-01-09 18:14:38 CAIRO – An Egyptian court has sentenced 23 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to life in prison on charges linked to the unrest that followed the 2013 military overthrow of an elected Islamist president. The court sentenced another 223 defendants to 15 years on similar charges, which included belonging to a terrorist group, murder and planning attacks against the state. Another 22 got three years, and 109 were acquitted   Read More ...
Egypt sentences 23 to life in prison over 2013 violence
2018-01-09 18:12:17 CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced 23 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to life in prison on charges linked to the unrest that followed the 2013 military overthrow of an elected Islamist president. The court sentenced another 223 defendants to 15 years on similar charges, which included belonging to a terrorist group, murder and planning attacks against the state. Another 22 got three years, and 109 were acquitted   Read More ...
Egypt court jails 262 for offences at 2013 Cairo sit-in
2018-01-09 16:49:18 CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court jailed 262 people from three years to life on Tuesday for security-related offences during a 2013 sit-in protest against the ousting of former president Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, judicial sources said. They were charged with causing the deaths of two policemen during clashes at al-Nahda square in Giza in southern Cairo, as well as other counts of attempted murder and vandalism   Read More ...
Egypt says its forces kill 8 suspected militants in Sinai
2018-01-09 16:39:39 cairo - Egypt says security forces have killed eight suspected militants in a shootout in the northern Sinai Peninsula. The Interior Ministry said on Tuesday the firefight broke out when the forces raided a suspected hideout in el-Arish city. It said the militants were planning attacks targeting security forces, and were in possession of explosives, rifles and ammunition. Egypt has been battling militants in the northern part of Sinai Peninsula for years, but the insurgency became far more deadly after the 2013 military ouster of Mohammed Morsi, an elected but divisive Islamist president   Read More ...
Egypt court jails 262 for offences at 2013 Cairo sit-in
2018-01-09 16:30:45 CAIRO: An Egyptian court jailed 262 people from three years to life on Tuesday for security-related offences during a 2013 sit-in protest against the ousting of former president Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, judicial sources said. They were charged with causing the deaths of two policemen during clashes at al-Nahda square in Giza in southern Cairo, as well as other counts of attempted murder and vandalism   Read More ...
Egypt says its forces killed 8 suspected jihadists in Sinai
2018-01-09 16:25:43 CAIRO — Egypt says security forces have killed eight suspected jihadists in a shootout in the northern Sinai Peninsula. The Interior Ministry said Tuesday the firefight broke out when the forces raided a suspected hideout in el-Arish city. It said the militants were planning attacks targeting security forces, and were in possession of explosives, rifles and ammunition. Egypt has been battling militants in the northern part of Sinai Peninsula for years, but the insurgency became far more deadly after the 2013 military ouster of Mohammed Morsi, an elected but divisive Islamist president   Read More ...
Egypt court jails 262 for offenses at 2013 Cairo sit-in
2018-01-09 16:14:18 CAIRO - An Egyptian court jailed 262 people from three years to life on Tuesday for security-related offenses during a 2013 sit-in protest against the ousting of former president Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, judicial sources said. They were charged with causing the deaths of two policemen during clashes at al-Nahda square in Giza in southern Cairo, as well as other counts of attempted murder and vandalism   Read More ...
Egypt says its forces kill 8 suspected militants in Sinai
2018-01-09 14:12:56 The Interior Ministry said Tuesday the firefight broke out when the forces raided a suspected hideout in el-Arish city. It said the militants were planning attacks targeting security forces, and were in possession of explosives, rifles and ammunition. Egypt has been battling militants in the northern part of Sinai Peninsula for years, but the insurgency became far more deadly after the 2013 military ouster of Mohammed Morsi, an elected but divisive Islamist president   Read More ...
Egypt says its forces kill 8 suspected militants in Sinai
2018-01-09 14:10:10 CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says security forces have killed eight suspected militants in a shootout in the northern Sinai Peninsula. The Interior Ministry said Tuesday the firefight broke out when the forces raided a suspected hideout in el-Arish city. It said the militants were planning attacks targeting security forces, and were in possession of explosives, rifles and ammunition. Egypt has been battling militants in the northern part of Sinai Peninsula for years, but the insurgency became far more deadly after the 2013 military ouster of Mohammed Morsi, an elected but divisive Islamist president   Read More ...
Egypt says its forces kill 8 suspected militants in Sinai
2018-01-09 13:43:14 CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says security forces have killed eight suspected militants in a shootout in the northern Sinai Peninsula. The Interior Ministry said Tuesday the firefight broke out when the forces raided a suspected hideout in el-Arish city. It said the militants were planning attacks targeting security forces, and were in possession of explosives, rifles and ammunition. Egypt has been battling militants in the northern part of Sinai Peninsula for years, but the insurgency became far more deadly after the 2013 military ouster of Mohammed Morsi, an elected but divisive Islamist president   Read More ...
Egypt police detained after custody death triggers protests
2018-01-08 20:11:52 Prosecutors in Egypt's capital Cairo have ordered the detention of two police officers after the death of a prisoner triggered violent protests. On Saturday, people tried to storm a police station in the Moqattam district where 22-year-old Mohammed Abdul Hakim was held on drugs charges. His family say he was tortured to death there. Security sources say he fell ill while in custody and died in hospital   Read More ...
Egypt detains 2 police after detainee death sparks clashes
2018-01-08 18:39:08 Cairo - Egyptian officials say two policemen have been taken into custody after the death of a detainee sparked clashes in the capital. Dozens of protesters tried to storm a police station in Cairo's Mokattam neighbourhood on Saturday after a detainee held on drug-related suspicions died in custody. Police arrested 43 protesters. Officials say prosecutors on Monday ordered the two police held for 24 hours and extended the protesters' detention by 15 days   Read More ...
Egypt detains 2 police after detainee death sparks clashes
2018-01-08 15:38:11 CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say two policemen have been taken into custody after the death of a detainee sparked clashes in the capital. Dozens of protesters tried to storm a police station in Cairo's Mokattam neighborhood on Saturday after a detainee held on drug-related suspicions died in custody. Police arrested 43 protesters. Officials say prosecutors on Monday ordered the two police held for 24 hours and extended the protesters' detention by 15 days   Read More ...
Egypt detains 2 police after detainee death sparks clashes
2018-01-08 15:12:46 CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say two policemen have been taken into custody after the death of a detainee sparked clashes in the capital. Dozens of protesters tried to storm a police station in Cairo's Mokattam neighborhood on Saturday after a detainee held on drug-related suspicions died in custody. Police arrested 43 protesters. Officials say prosecutors on Monday ordered the two police held for 24 hours and extended the protesters' detention by 15 days   Read More ...
Egyptian tourist assaulted and robbed while walking on Noordhoek beach
2018-01-07 14:08:26 A 39-year-old Egyptian tourist is recovering in hospital after he was assaulted and robbed while walking on Noordhoek beach on the Cape Peninsula on Saturday night. National Sea Rescue Institute medics who responded to the scene said the man suffered nine stab wounds to his chest and head in the attack. Although in a serious condition‚ he was stabilised on the beach before being moved to the car park by NSRI medics and assisted by Cape Medical Response paramedics and local security neighbourhood watch members   Read More ...
Egypt Copts hold Christmas mass under tight security
2018-01-07 08:30:23 NATIVITY OF CHRIST CATHEDRAL (EGYPT) (AFP) - Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Christians held a Christmas Eve mass on Saturday at a massive new cathedral east of Cairo amid tight security after a year of deadly jihadist attacks on the community. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi gave a short speech before the liturgy, which was led by Pope Tawadros II, wishing the Christians a merry Christmas and telling them that the country would prevail over the jihadists   Read More ...
Egypt’s president attends Coptic Christmas Mass amid tight security
2018-01-07 02:00:44 CAIRO — In a show of solidarity with Egypt’s embattled Christians, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi made a symbolic appearance Saturday at an Orthodox Christmas Mass in a new cathedral as tens of thousands of soldiers and police were deployed outside churches across the country. The tight security was ordered in anticipation of possible attacks by Islamic militants on the Christian holy day   Read More ...
Egypt Copts hold Christmas mass under tight security
2018-01-06 21:41:20 Nativity of Christ Cathedral (Egypt) (AFP) - Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Christians held a Christmas Eve mass on Saturday at a massive new cathedral east of Cairo amid tight security after a year of deadly jihadist attacks on the community. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi gave a short speech before the liturgy, which was led by Pope Tawadros II, wishing the Christians a merry Christmas and telling them that the country would prevail over the jihadists   Read More ...
Clashes in Cairo after detainee dies at police station
2018-01-06 21:30:37 CAIRO (AFP) - Clashes erupted between Egyptian protesters and policemen on Saturday outside a Cairo police station over the death of a young man in custody, security sources said. Nine people were injured and 20 people arrested in the overnight scuffle in Cairo's working class neighbourhood of Moqattam, they said. The security sources said a young man nicknamed Afroto, who was arrested on Friday for alleged drug trafficking, died after a violent brawl with other detainees   Read More ...
Egyptians attack police station after detainee's death
2018-01-06 18:37:36 Cairo - Egypt's official news agency says dozens of protesters have attacked a Cairo police station over reports that a detainee died in custody. State-run MENA quoted an unnamed security official on Saturday as saying that protesters set a police car ablaze, hurled stones and tried to storm the station. The official said the detainee was charged in a drug case, without elaborating   Read More ...
Egyptians attack police station after detainee's death
2018-01-06 10:40:38 CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's official news agency says dozens of protesters have attacked a Cairo police station over reports that a detainee died in custody. State-run MENA quoted an unnamed security official Saturday as saying that protesters set a police car ablaze, hurled stones and tried to storm the station. The official said the detainee was charged in a drug case, without elaborating   Read More ...
Egyptians attack police station after detainee's death
2018-01-06 10:40:01 CAIRO – Egypt's official news agency says dozens of protesters have attacked a Cairo police station over reports that a detainee died in custody. State-run MENA quoted an unnamed security official Saturday as saying that protesters set a police car ablaze, hurled stones and tried to storm the station. The official said the detainee was charged in a drug case, without elaborating   Read More ...
Egyptians attack police station after detainee's death
2018-01-06 10:34:14 CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's official news agency says dozens of protesters have attacked a Cairo police station over reports that a detainee died in custody. State-run MENA quoted an unnamed security official Saturday as saying that protesters set a police car ablaze, hurled stones and tried to storm the station. The official said the detainee was charged in a drug case, without elaborating   Read More ...
Egypt detains female singer for inciting debauchery after belly dancing in music video
2018-01-05 17:03:21 CAIRO — Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention of a little-known female singer over a racy video posted online, the second female singer to face legal action within a month. The prosecutors charged Laila Amer with violating public decency and inciting debauchery in the video, titled “Bos Omak,” or “Look at Your Mother” a pun on a popular Arabic profanity. She was arrested Wednesday   Read More ...