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International Press Institute report calls for immediate steps to protect media workers from civilian, police abuse
Twenty journalists referred to trial, only 9 of which are Al Jazeera staff. Of the 20, 16 are Egyptian reporters.
One of the three men sentenced for burning flag in addition to defacing monument
Amnesty International condemns trial and irreversible verdict, describes charges as “vague”
Courts sentenced 87 Morsi supporters to three years for taking part in unauthorised and violent protests
Maher, Douma and Adel found guilty of “rioting, thuggery, using violence against Abdeen Courthouse security personnel, and protesting without MOI’s approval”
Maher, Douma and Adel found guilty of ‘rioting, thuggery, using violence against Abdeen Courthouse security personnel, and protesting without MOI’s approval.’
The five-year sentence and 300 lashes meted out by a Jeddah court against Ahmed Al-Gizawy are now final
Activist Waleed Abulkhair was arrested for holding “unauthorised” gatherings with reformists
The two began a hunger strike on 16 September, one month after their arrest, “to call attention to their unjust and arbitrary detention”.
The ruling stipulated that Wushaihi, who is also a television presenter, must start serving his jail term immediately, but that he could appeal the sentence.
Security authorities accused of failing to provide deceased detainee with needed treatment
French citizen was attacked by cellmates while in custody for breaking curfew
The man, described as a teacher, was put in a cell at the central Qasr Al-Nil police station, where he was attacked by his cellmates and later died of his injuries, the officials added.
Marte Dalelv, 24, said she remained hopeful that she would succeed in an appeal against the ruling by a Dubai court that convicted her this week of extramarital sex, perjury and consuming alcohol without a licence.
Political movements and leaders condemn “interference” by the United States in decision-making process
Prosecutor withdraws complaint against Alexandrian political activist; activist jailed pending trial in another case
The Federal Supreme Court sentenced 56 of the 94 defendants to 10 years in prison each, the official WAM news agency said.
The women, two French and the other German, shouted: “Free Amina,” in reference to the young Tunisian woman imprisoned for protesting against hardline Islamists and awaiting trial for illegally possessing pepper spray.
They were accused of writing remarks “undermining the values and traditions of Bahrain’s society towards the king on Twitter,”
Watchdog claims prosecution made over EGP 1m from bail charges in 90 days
8 remain in custody for one more month, case pending
Egypt steel tycoon jailed, but company lives on
The Al-Dostour Party member remains in custody without a trial date
Released detainees in Alexandria and representatives of those still in custody will testify on violations which occurred during imprisonment of those arrested since 20 January
Rights groups have condemned the case as “politically motivated”
Bo Xilai’s former right hand man sentenced to fifteen years in prison
First time for such a sentence in Egypt
Saber was referred to court for “insulting god,” “contempt of religion” and founding anti-religion Facebook pages
The defendants will have to serve 3-5 years under house arrest after they complete their prison sentences