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Court orders release of photojournalists, prosecution appeals

The Cairo Criminal Court, headed by judge Nagy Shehata, on Sunday decided to release three photojournalists, charged of belonging to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood (MB). They were to be released on probation, requiring them to come to the police station closest to their homes three days per week. However, the …

67 corruption cases in February among uncertain legislative reform: PFORT

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.

Parliament postpones discussions of Judicial Authority Law

The parliamentary Constitutional and Legislation Affairs Committee postponed on Monday discussions on the amendment of the Judicial Authority Law, in response to a request by the undersecretary of the committee, Ahmed El-Sherif.

How Egypt Uses a Colonial-Era Law to Crush Protests

A citizen’s right to protest her government peacefully, a core democratic freedom, is severely restricted in most Arab countries, and Egypt is no exception.  Egyptian authorities over many decades have relied upon one law in particular to suppress popular protest.

Administrative Court rejects lawsuit against Interior Ministry’s social media surveillance project

On Tuesday the Administrative Court rejected a lawsuit filed by a group of concerned citizens and human rights organizations contesting the Interior Ministry’s proposed project to monitor social networking sites for what it deems to be security threats. The lawsuit was dismissed on the basis that the plaintiffs had no standing in …

Administrative Court rejects Hisham Geneina lawsuit against his sacking

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.

Egyptian lawyer files lawsuit against settling Palestinians in Sinai

A group of Egyptian human rights lawyers have filed a lawsuit to prevent the establishment of “foreign settlements” in the Sinai Peninsula, following reports that Israel was discussing the option of forcibly resettling Palestinians to the Egyptian territory in lieu of establishing a Palestinian state in the occupied West Bank.