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The Egyptian Court of Cassation affirmed a ruling by the criminal court calling for the execution of Aḥmad Saʿīd Ibrāhīm al-Sunbāṭī for the murder of Father Samaʿān Shiḥāta Rizq Allāh.  This ruling is now final and no longer able to be appealed. 
The first circuit Supreme Administrative Court rejected the Egyptian government’s appeal of the administrative court in Alexandria’s ruling on the shrine of Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzeira [Yaʿqūb Abū Ḥaṣīra], otherwise known as Abū Ḥaṣīra.  The original decision made by the administrative court in...
On Thursday December 17, the Minya Criminal Court acquitted the three defendants who had stripped naked an elderly Coptic Christian woman, Suʿād Thābit, known in the media as "Lady of al-Karam. The three men had been previously sentenced to ten years each in absentia by the Minya Criminal Court in...
The Minyā Criminal Court announced that it had referred the case of Suʿād Thābit, otherwise known as the “woman of al-Karam,” for a second time to the appeals court of Banī Suwayf , so it can be reviewed by another circuit.
Legal researcher Muḥammad ʿUbayd said that from a constitutional perspective, a penal code cannot include phrases like “a threat to family values,” “violating public morals,” or “offending the public’s sense of shame.”  According to him, these terms are extraordinarily vague and have no boundaries...
The ruling that the Supreme Administrative Court issued in the appeal to not allow the Episcopal Church to split from the Evangelical Church has not settled the ongoing religious and organizational dispute between the two sides regarding the latter’s subordinance to the Protestant Community and its...
Al-Dustūr has learned that the Coptic Orthodox Church is performing spiritual and pastoral services for Ashʿiyāʾ al-Maqārī and Faltāʾūs al-Maqārī, the two monks accused of murdering Bishop Epiphanius [Epīphaniyyūs], the late head of St. Macarius monastery [dayr Abū Maqār] in Wādī al-Naṭrūn.
The legal case to strip Egyptian citizenship from [several] people associated with the Muslim Brotherhood who have fled to Turkey has sped up. The first circuit of Egypt’s Administrative Judicial Court has decided to refer the suit to the State Commissioners Authority, which will prepare a legal...
On Wednesday, Egyptian authorities carried out the execution of terrorist Hishām ʿAshmāwī after he was convicted of committing several terror-related crimes among them being targeting prominent figures and civilians and carrying out the bombings of several security facilities.
The Minyā Criminal Court sentenced three people, accused of stripping the clothes off a Coptic woman in May of 2016, to ten years in prison.  The court sentenced the defendants in absentia, since they did not respond to the court’s attendance notification.

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