Category Archives: Courts

Sisi: Year Three (Links)

By no coincidence, the assassination of Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat on June 29 marks the first anniversary of ╩┐Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi assuming the presidency and the second anniversary of the protest movement and coup that brought the former Army general … Continue reading

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The New Fun-Pak-Sized Egyptian Emergency Law: Mekki

Egyptian Justice Minister Ahmad Mekki told Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida on Monday the Egyptian government is in the process of writing a new emergency law. (Egypt Independent has the story in English). He said it would allow the president to declare … Continue reading

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Is this the end of the Egyptian state of emergency?

State media have announced that the Supreme Council for the Armed Forces allowed Egypt’s constitutional state of emergency to expire on Thursday, May 31, 2012. This decision came after a week of pressure in parliament and from NGOs like Human … Continue reading

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Seventy-Two Years of Martial Law in Egypt

Human Rights Watch was the most outspoken of several media outlets that wrote last week about the military trial of 25-year-old Coptic blogger Maikel Nabil for “insulting the military.” But I would take issue with the assertion in the sub-headline … Continue reading

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