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“Video allegedly shows kidnapped Sinai soldiers”
The crisis with the kidnapped soldiers in Sanai enters a fourth day, as kidnappers release a video identifying the soldiers and announcing their demands.
“More political parties join anti-Morsi petition campaign”
Al-Wafd and Al-Dostour Parties join the “Rebel” campaign collecting signatures against the president.
“Anti-Morsi `Rebel` campaigners assaulted in Cairo”
Members of the anti-Morsi campaign “Rebel” were attacked in Helwan.
“In Pictures: Protesters call for early elections”
Opposition forces converge on Tahrir Square in yet another anti-Brotherhood protest.
“Al-Qaeda targeted US, French embassies in Cairo: Investigators"
Investigation reveals that Egyptians recently arrested in Nasr City linked to Al-Qaeda were planning attacks on foreign embassies.
“Shias are more dangerous than naked women: Salafist MPs”
The Shura Council witnessed a heated debate over Iranian tourists in Egypt.
“Court of Cassation judges reject Justice Conference”
Court of Cassation follows Judges’ Club decision not to participate in a justice conference called in by President Mohamed Morsi.
“Judges for Egypt support proposed judiciary bill”
Members of “Judges of Egypt” say they support the controversial draft law which is to bring down retirement age for judges.
“Former housing minister acquitted”
Cairo Criminal Court acquits former minister Ahmed Al-Maghrabi and businessman Mounir Al-Ghabour over a land deal.
“AFTE: current student elections system led to some problems”
The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression releases a report on this year’s student union elections.
“Radio Misr employees suspend work”
Radio employees protest against transfer of two colleagues ordered by the Minister of Information Salah Abdel Maqsoud for their coverage of President Mohamed Morsi’s activities.
“Why restoring the old paradigm in Egypt is not enough”
Ashraf Swelam argues that Mohamed Morsi’s policies aim to restore the failed rentier state model in Egypt.
“Egypt’s judiciary between a tea ceremony and the WWE”
Nathan Brown and Mokhtar Awad try to explain a few major aspects of the struggle between the judiciary and the government in Egypt.
“Can Faith Substitute for Human Rights?”
Yasmine Fakhry shares her thoughts and emotions on teaching human rights in Egypt.
“Egypt: Fears of spurious charges in trial of another opposition activist”
Amnesty International warns that charges against Alexandrian activist Hassan Mostafa are politically motivated.
“Egyptians targeted with blasphemy in a flurry of charges”
Christians have become an increasing target for accusations of blasphemy which are punishable by law in Egypt.
“Arafa sentenced to life in prison”
A Cairo court sentences supporter of Hazem Abu-Ismail to life in prison for possession of weapons.
“Perestroika at the Brotherhood”
Khalil Al-Anani argues that the Muslim Brotherhood has to amend its bylaws and change its organizational mentality.
“The Islamists’ paradox: Inclusion and moderation”
Khalil Al-Anani’s argues that the Muslim Brotherhood is not becoming more moderate as a result of its participation in the political process in Egypt.
“مرسي: لا حوار مع «المجرمين» خاطفي الجنود.. ولا خلاف بين الرئاسة والجيش”
The president says there is no dialogue with the kidnappers of the seven soldiers in Sinai and denies reports of disagreements with the army.
“«المصري اليوم» تنشر أسماء المشتبه بهم في اختطاف جنود سيناء”
According to Al-Masry Al-Youm, some of the alleged kidnappers of the seven soldiers in Sinai are jihadists sentenced in absentia for terrorism.
“الإسلاميون والعدالة الانتقالية”
Khaled Fahmy explains the sudden surge of the Islamists in calling for transitional justice with their fear of the possibility of Hosni Mubarak being released from prison.
“زيارة البلتاجي ورشدي "التفتيشية" على سجن العقرب تثير غضب الضباط”
Prison inspection by Mohamed Al-Beltagy and Osama Rushdi angers prison officers.
“النيابة تُحقق مع 13 متهمًا بالتورط في اشتباكات «مليونية الإخوان جوعونا»”
The Prosecution orders the arrest of thirteen people accused of participating in clashes with the police during anti-Brotherhood protest on Friday.
“«قنديل» يصافح وزير الداخلية خلال اجتماع اللجنة العليا للحج”
The Egyptian Current Party calls for transparency in the state budget for the allocation to the Ministry of Interior.
“حتى لا نقتل حلم حرية المعلومات بنيران صديقة”
Mostafa Mahram, an MP and member of the media rights committee, responds to Khalid Fahmy’s criticism of the draft media law.
“في بلاغ للنائب العام.. وزير الثقافة يتهم رئيس أكاديمية الفنون بترويج شائعات تمس سمعته وشرفه”
The Minister of Culture Alaa Abd Al-Aziz launches a libel lawsuit against the head of the Arts Academy Sameh Mahran, who says he has evidence of the minister’s sexual affair with a student.
“تأجيل دعوى حل حزبى «الحرية والعدالة» و«النور» لجلسة 15 يونيو المقبل”
The Administrative Court postpones a court case on the dissolution of Freedom and Justice Party and Al-Nour Party.
“إخلاء سبيل سلمى صباحي وضم جميع البلاغات المقدمة ضدها في قضية «النصب»"
Daughter of opposition politician Hamdeen Sabahi accused of internet fraud is released despite order of the Prosecutor General to detain her for four days.
Recent Jadaliyya articles on Egypt:
The Brothers, the Revolution, and the Right to Protest
AbdelGhany Sayed offers an analysis of the draft law on the right to protest and draws conclusions about the Muslim Brotherhood’s capacity to bring transformative change to Egypt.