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Sudan mother facing apostasy death sentence to be freed soon: Official

AFP – A Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy will be “freed within days”, a foreign ministry official told AFP Saturday, after her case triggered an international outcry. Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag was condemned to death on 15 May under the Islamic Sharia law that has been in place since 1983 and outlaws …

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Former MB Supreme Guide Badie’s trial postponed

The Shubra Al-Kheima Criminal Court postponed on Tuesday the trial of 48 defendants, including former Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie to 7 May. The defendants include prominent Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) leader Mohamed Al-Beltagy, conservative preacher Safwat Hegazy, and FJP member and former Minister of Youth Osama Yassin. They are being …

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Court orders retrial in Port Said “football massacre”

Aswat Masriya – Egypt’s Court of Cassation accepted on Thursday appeals by the prosecution and defendants in the 2012 Port Said football massacre case and ordered a retrial. The court rejected the appeals of eight defendants on procedural grounds, as they are still being retried after they have received verdicts in absentia before turning themselves …

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