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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. 
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.
On Saturday, the Cassation Court had accepted appeals by  ʿAbd al-Munʿim Abū al-Futūḥ, president of the "Strong Egypt political party", his son, and six others, who are members of the Muslim Brotherhood, against a former criminal court order to place them under the terrorist list. 
The cassation court has set April 1st as the date for the first sessions in the re-trial of the two former monks accused of killing Bishop Epiphanius [Epīphaniyyūs], head of St. Macarius monastery (dayr Abū Maqār) in Wādī al-Naṭrūn, after petitions were presented by the monks’ defense team. 
The Cairo Criminal Court under Judge Muḥammad Sharīn Fahmī is getting ready today for the retrial of the former president Muḥammad Mursī and the Muslim Brotherhood on the “trespassing Eastern borders” case.  Masrāwy gives an overview of the case:   
Consultant ʿĀdil al-Shūrbajī, First Deputy President of the Court of Cassation and Chairman of the Committee on Party Affairs, said that the committee referred the papers of six political parties to the Attorney-General to investigate the extent of their violation of the Political Parties Law...
Many people have bet on this question recently on whether Egypt’s former president Muḥammad Mursī would be spared from the death sentence verdict issued by the Egyptian Judiciary.
Al-Nūr Party’s assistant head of legal affairs, Tal`at Marzūq, said he will appeal against the Supreme Electoral Commission’s (SEC) decision announcing the “For the love of Egypt” list as the winner of parliamentary elections in West Delta at the court of cassation.
The appellate body of the Cairo court of urgent matters on Thursday (July 21) handed down a ruling abolishing an earlier one to remove names and photos of former President Husnī Mubārak and his wife Suzanne off all squares, streets, schools, libraries and associations nationwide. The stormy session...
The rights pertaining to houses of worship are one of the core areas of conflict between Muslims and Christians in Egypt and are a source of grievance for many Christians. Sidhum explains the cases of two such cases involving Christians’ legal rights in detail in this article, one from 1923 and the...


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