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The Cairo Criminal Court sentenced thirty-five defendants to prison sentences ranging from life to five years over charges of assembly and using violence against state servants to hinder demolition of illegal buildings on the Warraq Island.
As November 23, 2020 marked one year of solitary confinement for Ramy Kamel, a Coptic Egyptian Human rights defender, fifteen organizations urge American and European leaders to pressure Egyptian authorities to immediately release Ramy, lift all charges against him, and conduct effective investigations on allegations of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment against him.
Al Jazeera has condemned the continued imprisonment without charge of its journalist Mahmoud Hussein by the Egyptian authorities.
Mahmoud Fawzi, the secretary-general of Egypt's parliament, told reporters on Sunday that the house will hold reception parties for newly elected MPs this week.
A large number of Egypt's newly-elected MPs told the media that their agenda in the new parliament will focus on discussing and reviewing the country's human rights conditions.
There are growing fears for the health of Egyptian journalist Hisham Fouad. He has been detained for the 18 months on trumped-up charges of “economic conspiracy”.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has ratified the new law of medical trials.
For the first time, the United States Congress has made disbursement of military aid to Egypt conditional on the release of political prisoners without providing the US State Department the option to waive the conditions in the interests of US national security.
An Egyptian delegation is visiting Libya’s Tripoli to ensure commitment to ceasefire and kick off the operation of the UN-supported 5+5 joint military commission, according to Egyptian official sources.
Egypt is set to ease travel restrictions to and from Libya, a statement by the Libyan Embassy in Cairo read on Wednesday.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi affirmed Egypt’s stance on the imperative need to formulate a binding agreement with Sudan and Ethiopia on the Renaissance Dam, the Egyptian presidency said in a statement.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi made a phone call with President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Felix Tshisekedi, discussing the bilateral ties of the mutual concern, said Egyptian Presidency Spokesperson Bassam Radi in a statement.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry made a phone call to his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday, discussing the ways of enhancing the bilateral relations between the two countries in all fields, said Egyptian Foreign Minister Spokesperson Ahmed Hafez in a statement.
Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov discussed in a phone call on Friday ways to enhance bilateral relations between both countries, and a number of regional issues of mutual concern.
Several tourism experts have estimated the size of losses for tourism companies, hotels, resorts, diving centers and all other tourism-related activities in the Red Sea at about nine billion dollars over nine months since the pandemic began.
Egyptian farmers are going through difficult times due to the plummeting demands on this year's bountiful potato crops, according to the Chairperson of the Farmers' Syndicate Hussein Abou-Sadam from Egypt.
Egypt's Trade and Industry Minister Nevine Gamea announced on Wednesday the halt of importing ceramics and porcelain that are classified under customs code number 6907 for three months starting officially from tomorrow, Thursday.
Egypt secured 9.8 billion US dollars in development financing for the country’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 in 2020, in response to the challenges that the COVID-19 crisis has imposed.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has provided Egypt with twelve million US dollars in order to support the tourism sector.
Egyptian security forces killed six high-risk offenders and arrested forty others through security campaigns over a week, announced the Ministry of Interior in a statement on Saturday.
One police officer and other three criminals were killed, Monday in exchange of gunfire in Egypt’s Damietta according to Ministry of interior.
Egypt’s Finance Minister Mohamed Maait said on Thursday that the ministry had already signed contracts to buy twenty million doses of the Pfizer BioNTech and thirty million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.
Egyptian Cabinet’s Spokesman Nader Saad said ventilator use nationwide has increased to forty-two percent in hospitals due to the dramatic rise in coronavirus cases over the past days. He expected the number of cases to double in a week or less.
The number of new officially recorded COVID-19 cases continues to rise, sparking fears of an uncontrollable outbreak as the government continues to shy away from any new measures.
The article examines how detention renewal sessions undermine detainees' right to a fair hearing.
The article reflects on the history of human rights activism in Egypt.
Cairo Criminal Court ordered the release of Egyptian researcher Ibrahim Ezz El-Din on probationary measures in Case No. 488 of 2019.
Egypt’s Supreme State Security Prosecution continued investigation of human rights lawyer Mahinour El-Masry and journalists Solafa Magdy and Esraa Abdel Fattah into the Case No. 488 of 2019, but no decision has been announced yet, according to the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information.