A count of 67 corruption incidents in state institutions in February was announced in a report issued Thursday by Partners for Transparency (PFORT), also highlighting that the future of anti-corruption legislation remains uncertain in the parliament.
The National Council for Human Rights and the Interior Ministry, on Thursday, signed a joint protocol of cooperation for organizing training sessions for policemen on human rights. Members of the council and representatives of the ministry sectors were in attendance at the council headquarters in Giza.
Two-hundred and three people held in Egyptian prisons on convictions related to illegal assembly and protest have been pardoned by presidential decree, the presidential spokesperson announced on Monday.
The latest fatality in police custody was reported earlier this week when a young man was reportedly tortured to death after being detained for over two weeks at the Haram Police Station in the Giza governorate.
The Press Syndicate will host a general assembly on Friday to vote for a new syndicate head and six council members.
The Administrative Court rejected on Tuesday a lawsuit filed by Hisham Geneina, former head of the Central Auditing Organisation (CAO), to revoke the decision of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi that sacked him from his post.
Transparency International said on Wednesday that “Corruption levels in Egypt are still high in the absence of a real political will to fight it”, in its Corruption Perception Index 2016.
Former Muslim Brotherhood supreme guide, 88-year-old Mahdi Akef, was relocated from the prisoners’ ward of Qasr al-Aini Hospital to a medium-care unit on Monday, following a meeting between an all-female group of rights activists and physicians and Mohamed Fayeq, chief of the state-appointed National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) on …
Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ratified on Wednesday a law that establishes a media workers’ syndicate, expanding the scope of regulation over various media channels.
A military criminal court sentenced 148 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to life in absentia and acquitted ten others in a case addressing violence that erupted in Minya after the Rabaa sit-in dispersal in 2013.