Egypt using secretive prosecution branch to crush dissent: Amnesty

World / Crime & Legal Nov 28, 2019

Egypt using secretive prosecution branch to crush dissent: Amnesty

Egypt's government is using a secretive judicial agency designed to fight terrorism to detain peaceful protesters, journalists and critics on trumped-up charges without trial, Amnesty International said in a report released Wednesday. The 60-page report by the London-based rights group details how Egypt's Supreme State ...

Mohammed Morsi, who ruled Egypt between two revolts, dies at 67

World Jun 18, 2019

Mohammed Morsi, who ruled Egypt between two revolts, dies at 67

Mohammed Morsi, a bespectacled Muslim Brotherhood foot-soldier elevated from obscurity to become Egypt's first freely elected civilian president, has died. He was 67. He collapsed and died while attending a court hearing, Egyptian state media reported. He suffered a "sudden heart attack," state-run Ahram Gate ...

Trump seeks to declare Muslim Brotherhood terrorists

World / Politics May 1, 2019

Trump seeks to declare Muslim Brotherhood terrorists

President Donald Trump is seeking to blacklist the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group, a far-reaching step that would place the United States firmly on the side of its authoritarian allies in the Middle East. "The president has consulted with his national security team and ...

World Sep 14, 2014

Sisi says coalition must battle Islamic State and others

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that any global coalition against terrorism should battle not just the Islamic State group but other groups as well, the presidency said on Saturday. Egyptian security officials have said Islamic State has established ...

Egypt upholds death sentence on Brotherhood leader, 200 supporters

World Jun 22, 2014

Egypt upholds death sentence on Brotherhood leader, 200 supporters

In a mass trial of Islamists who ruled Egypt for a year but face a fierce crackdown under newly installed President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, an Egyptian court on Saturday confirmed death sentences against the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and 182 supporters. Mohamed Badie and ...