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  A statement [released] on Sunday stated that the Egyptian Attorney General referred 48 defendants to the military judiciary for blowing up three churches in Cairo, Alexandria, and Ṭanṭa.
The Assiūt Military Court set verdict sessions, today, Saturday, on 16 accused of rioting in the Upper-Egyptian districts of Deir Mawās and Mallāwī, in Assiūt.
On Sunday, the Military Court in Assiūt postponed the trial of 143 defendants from the Muslim Brotherhood for the burning of the courthouse in Beni Mazar and Deir Mawās in Minya, until the 27th of November in order to complete the defense case.
The military court in al-Mansūrah on Sunday adjourned the trial of 31 Muslim Brotherhood students to the next May 4 session because a number of defendants have not been transferred to court. Furthermore, a student has been detained for treatment.
The Military Court in the governorate of Asyūt on Monday adjourned the trial of 325 members of the Muslim Brotherhood accused of involvement in violent acts in the Mallawī and Dayr Mawās regions in Minya to the 23rd of April. 
Member of Egypt's National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), Kamāl `Abbās, said that Muhammad Fāyeq, chairman of the council, will meet with the families and colleagues of detained naval arsenal workers on Thursday. In a statement disclosed to Misr al-`Arabiyya, `Abbās announced that he had...
The general counselor of the Brotherhood does not believe the government responded to their success in the recent parliamentary elections through the severe and unjustified verdict of the Military Court in the case of professional syndicates. Two Egyptian human rights organizations requested...
The Supreme Military Court pronounced its sentence in the case of the professional syndicates, in which 20 members of the Brothers are accused. All the accused were charged with joining a banned group that was established in violation of the law. Dr. Essam al-Arian, the spokesman of the...
Last Sunday, the military court was surprised when those present heard the police officer who is one of the witnesses of Al-Ikhwan Al-Muslimeen case announcing that his [information] source was one of the twenty defendants. The case was postponed for a week to unveil the identity of the source and...
Recent arrests of Muslim Brotherhood members appear linked to the government’s decision to allow lawyers’ syndicate election to take place.
The crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood continued as the prosecutor-general extended the detention of 20 alleged Brotherhood activists, arrested two weeks ago, by another 15 days pending investigation.
Interview of al-Arabi with Montasser Al-Zayat, the lawyer of Gama’at al-Islamiya. Al-Arabi accused him of maneuvering, spoke about the termination of his role and the death of the Gama’at al-Islamiya and its weakness. Zayat, instead, calls himself a mediator between the Gama’at al-Islamiya and the...
In Egypt, setting up a political organization can be quite an unpleasant experience, especially if one boasts controversial religious credentials. Nevertheless, some former members of the militant Jihad, the group blamed for a series of murders in the 1980s and 1990s including the assassination of...
Egyptians opposed to the trial of civilians by the military celebrated when Egypt’s Higher Administrative Court (HAC) invalidated the practice on August 8. The ruling specifically targeted a 1986 presidential decree which referred some 77 Islamic militants suspected of conspiring to blow up video...
An examination of the human rights situation in Egypt shows that it is even worse than one might expect, says a new report issued jointly by three human rights organizations on July 12.
The US has officially charged Ayman El-Zawahri, leader of the underground Jihad group, and his aide, Khaled El-Fawwaz, with involvement in the twin bombings of its embassies in Kenya and Tanzania last August. El-Zawahri is believed to reside in Afghanistan while El-Fawwaz is under arrest in...
The Supreme Military Court wrote the final chapter last Thursday in a mysterious saga involving suspected members of the country’s largest militant organization, Al-Gama’a Al-Islamiya. Twenty-one defendants had been charged with planning to revive the group’s activities in the Mediterranean city of...
Unlike previous sentences no member of the Gama’at al-Islamiya has been sentenced to death. This is perhaps related to the Gama’at’s denouncement of the use of violence and their stop on violent activities since last year.
Twenty-one suspected militants were sentenced to life imprisonment with hard labor or 5 to 15 years with hard labor. The suspects were accused of plotting to reactivate the militant Al Gamaa Al Islamiyya and of conspiring to blow up Alexandria’s Montazah Palace in 1996 during the time President...
Egyptian state security prosecutors are currently questioning a member of the Jihad group who was extradited to Egypt last September. Police have also arrested 22 members of the underground Talae’i Al-Fat-h, Vanguards of Conquest, on charges of attempting to revive the group’s activities in the...

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