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Egypt's prosecutor-general said in a statement that activist Patrick Zaki faces accusations of spreading incorrect and flawed statements that can disrupt Egypt's internal social peace and security
Egypt's general prosecutor has said an Egyptian researcher arrested earlier this month will remain in custody over "broadcasting false news" and "disturbing security and social peace," a statement from the prosecutor's office read.
EIPR demands the immediate release of Patrick George Zaki without pressing charges, and calls for an investigation into his torture and ill-treatment.
Egypt’s Cairo Criminal Court sentenced the brother of Mubarak-era Finance Minister Youssef Botros Ghaly and others to thirty years in prison over two cases related to smuggling Egyptian artefacts to Europe.
On Saturday the Cairo Criminal Court said it would rule on the appeal brought by fourteen civil society workers, lawyers, and activists against their state-imposed travel bans at its next hearing, scheduled for 23 April. This would be the first adjudicated court decision for the plaintiffs, most of whom have had their assets frozen in connection with the case known as the “civil society organizations case,” in which none of them have been tried.
The Cairo Criminal Court on Monday adjourned until 2 March the trial of 215 members of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group in the case known in the media as "Helwan Brigades."
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights has released a legal paper entitled “Your Phone and ID,” as part of a project entitled “routine assaults on private life” documenting the normalization of practices that strip citizens of constitutional protections as a pre-emptive security measure.
The House of Representatives will resume its session on Sunday for three consecutive days to discuss three draft laws most of whose provisions have been approved, in addition to bills that were referred by the government and deputies to specialized committees for endorsement.
Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has underlined the necessity of restoring the legitimacy of Libyan institutions, including the reconstitution of the Presidential Council.
Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan have agreed to entrust the United States and the World Bank with the preparation of the final agreement on the filling and operation of Addis Ababa's Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), according to a statement by the five parties, following the latest round of negotiations which concluded in Washington on Thursday.
A draft agreement prepared by the United States and the World Bank regarding the construction and filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is expected to be sent to Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan on Monday, according to a source in an international development organization close to the talks. The three sides will have around three days to review the terms and send their comments back to US officials, the source says.
The drilling of seven wells at West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM) phase 9B is set to produce initial reserves of 236 billion cubic feet of gas, a statement by the oil ministry said.
The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) said on Saturday that the unemployment rate in Egypt went up by 0.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019 to reach 8 percent of the workforce, compared to 7.8 percent in the third quarter of the same year.
Egypt’s annual urban consumer inflation rose to 7.2 percent in January from 7.1 percent in December after falling to as low as 3.1 percent in October, its lowest since December 2005.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi opened on Monday “military factory 300,” which is affiliated with the Ministry of Military Production’s Abu Zabaal Company for Specialized Industries.
Seven soldiers were killed and another seven injured in a coordinated attack by Province of Sinai—the Islamic State affiliate in the peninsula—on three army checkpoints in North Sinai on Sunday.
An Egyptian human rights group issued a report on Monday stating that the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group is behind establishing thirteen armed movements that carried out terrorist attacks in Egypt between 2013 and 2019.
At least one Egyptian national was arrested last Tuesday in Khartoum in an operation targeting what Sudanese security forces described as a “terrorist cell.” The Sudanese public prosecution has accused the group, made up of Sudanese and foreign nationals, of planning to conduct attacks in the Sudanese capital.
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The article discusses the provisional measures on prisoners who were granted release with provisional measures.
After the court ordered the release of Egyptian YouTuber Shady Abu Zeid who, according to his lawyer Mokhtar Mounir, was arrested last May under “spreading false news and joining an unlawful group,” the judge accepted the prosecution’s appeal to resume his detention for forty-five days.