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1,181 students detained, 21 killed, 65 referred to military trials in 3 years: AFTE

Egyptian authorities took punitive action against 2,297 student activists nationwide between 2013 and 2016, according to a report by the Egypt-based Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression, supported by the Norwegian Students and Academics International Assistance Fund.

Families of Aqrab Prison detainees report maltreatment and torture

Families of prisoners accused of involvement in an assassination attempt on Deputy Prosecutor General Zakareya Abdel Aziz reported incidents of maltreatment in Cairo’s maximum security Aqrab Prison on Tuesday.

Police hold Strong Egypt Party Alexandria leader and labor activist in undisclosed location

Police arrested Strong Egypt Party Alexandria coordinator Hossam al-Naggar and are holding him in an undisclosed location after storming his house on Friday evening without a permit, the political party said in a statement released on Saturday.

176 defendants in Province of Sinai case referred to military trial

Egypt’s military prosecutor referred 176 alleged members of the Province of Sinai to military court on Tuesday, charging them with espionage and belonging to an illegal and unconstitutional group that aims to obstruct state institutions.

Are Egypt’s anti-terror efforts ‘shackled’ by law?

The Egyptian government has set its mind on finding a new legislation that would accelerate litigation procedures in terrorism crimes to a very tight timeline, with 30 days maximum as the government’s decisive measure to combat terrorism. However, it opens the door for exceptional procedures and widening the circle of …

US ambassador to UN calls for release of Egyptian prisoner Omar Mohamed

US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power called for the release of Egyptian prisoner Omar Mohamed on Sunday, as part of the international #FreeToBeHome campaign, launched in support of political prisoners across the world.