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15 Jan
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Egypt. Court issues verdict in the trial of Coptic priest

15 January 2018: North Cairo Criminal court issues final verdict in the trial of a man charged with killing a Coptic priest and injuring another in Cairo. Earlier، Ahmed Said، who was detained on charges of killing the Coptic priest ...

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09 Jan
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Egypt. Three civilians executed after a military trial

9  January 2018: three defendants, Mohammed Gamal al-Sayyed Ateyya, Mohammed Misbah Abd al-Haqq al-Sayyed, and Mohammed Ibrahim al-Baz, have been executed before yesterday, in case no. 93/2011/Ismailiya plenary military felonies, following a trial before a military court that did not ...

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05 Jan
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UN condemns executions

5 January 2018: Liz Throssell, the spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights released the following statement: “We are deeply shocked that 20 people are reported to have been executed in Egypt since last week. On 2 January, ...

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04 Jan
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Egypt. Death sentences to ‘settle scores,’ lawyer says

4 January 2018: the number of civilians sentenced to death in Egypt’s military courts leapt from 60 in 2016 to at least 112 in 2017, according to two independent rights groups. Human rights advocates say the alarming numbers recorded by ...

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03 Jan
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Somalia. Al-Shabab extremists execute 5 alleged spies

3 January 2018: the Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group says it has executed five men accused of spying for the Kenyan, Ethiopian and Somali governments. Al-Shabab announced the killings on its Andalus radio station, saying they were carried out in a public ...

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03 Jan
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Somalia. Five accused of terror attack in somalia are sentenced to death

3 January 2018: the Somali Military Court sentenced five defendants to death for participating in the October 14, 2017 attack that caused 512 deaths, attributed by the government to the terrorist group Al Shabab. According to press reports, a few ...

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02 Jan
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Egypt. State of emergency extended for 3 months

2 january 2018: Egypt is to extend its nationwide state of emergency for three months from Jan. 13 to help tackle “the dangers and funding of terrorism”, according to the state news agency MENA. Egypt first imposed the current state ...

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02 Jan
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Egypt. Prison authorities executed five inmates, four for terrorism

2 January 2018: the hangings came days after the execution of 15 inmates convicted of attacking police and the military in the largest mass execution in Egypt in recent memory. Four civilans, Lotfy Khalil, Sameh Abdalla, Ahmed Abdelhadi and Ahmed ...

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01 Jan
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Egypt. Military court sentences 1 to death, 4 to life in prison for attack on Niger Embassy

1 January 2018: the West Cairo Military Court sentenced one person to death and four others to life in prison in relation to an attack on the Embassy of Niger in Giza in July 2015, in which one policeman was killed. The ...

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30 Dec
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Egypt. Court of Cassation confirms 1 death sentence

December 2017: the Cassation Court upheld the death sentence on Mohammed Ahmed Case for killing, on November 4, 2014, Lt. Col. Ahmed Faruoq.  The firstinstance court sentenced him to death in July 2016. The case is no. 397/2013/Ismailiya plenary military ...

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