Category Archives: egypt

07 Mar
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Urgent Appeal To Egypt: UN Experts Call For Release Of Four Minors Facing Death Sentences

7 March 2020: UN human rights experts* urge the Egyptian authorities to release four Egyptians minors who have been tried through a process tainted with credible allegations of torture to extract confessions and who are now facing death sentences in ...

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04 Mar
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EGYPT: TOP MILITANT HISHAM AL-ASHMAWY EXECUTED

4 March 2020: top Egyptian militant suspect Hisham al-Ashmawy was executed on 4 March 2020 following his conviction over several high-profile attacks, the country’s military spokesman said. Ashmawy, a former Egyptian special forces officer, led the Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, ...

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02 Mar
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Egypt sentences 37 to death including top militant leader

2 March 2020: an Egyptian court sentenced to death 37 defendants, including one of the country’s most high-profile militants, following their conviction of terrorism-related charges. The Cairo Criminal Court said the defendants were charged with belonging to a local affiliate ...

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02 Feb
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Egypt. eight men executed

24 February 2020: eight men were executed in Egypt in what is thought to be the first death sentences carried out in the country so far in 2020. The defendants were among 17 men who had been sentenced to death ...

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01 Feb
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EGYPT. 37 SENTENCED TO DEATH

1 febraury 2020: the Cairo Criminal Court handed death sentences to 37 convicts, including the high profile officer turned militant Hesham Ashmawy, for murder charges, according to Egyptian local media. They were members of the Ansar Bait al-Maqdis terror group. ...

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28 Jan
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Egyptian court sentences 3 to death over failed assassination

28th January 2020: an Egyptian court handed preliminary death sentences on Monday to three defendants over a failed assassination of Alexandria’s security director in March 2018. The Cairo criminal court referred the preliminary sentences to the Grand Mufti, the highest ...

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08 Dec
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EGYPT: 3 PEOPLE HANGED ON CHARGES OF “TERRORISM”

8 December 2019: human rights sources revealed that the Egyptian authorities carried out the death sentence by hanging of three people early Thursday, who were convicted in cases in which they were accused of “terrorist crimes”. Egyptian and international human ...

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30 Nov
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EGYPT: COURT HANDS DEATH SENTENCE TO ‘IMBABA CELL’ DEFENDANT

30 November 2019: Giza Criminal Court sentenced to death a defendant in the case known in media as “Imbaba Cell,” over accusations including targeting Christians and armed forces. The prosecution has charged the 16 defendants in the case, including three ...

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27 Nov
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EGYPT: COURT SENTENCES ‘TOP JIHADIST’ ASHMAWI TO DEATH

27 November 2019: a military court in Egypt has sentenced to death a man once considered the country’s most wanted jihadist. Hisham Ashmawi was found guilty of involvement in several high-profile attacks, including one in western Egypt in 2014 that killed ...

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25 Nov
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Egypt upholds 7 death sentences on terror charges

25 November 2019: an Egyptian court upholds death sentences to seven people convicted of carrying out attacks that killed 11 policemen in 2016. The Cairo Criminal Court also sentenced 18 others to 10-15 years in prison for the same charges. ...

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