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Presidency calls for legislative reforms, compensations for victim’s families

The Egyptian presidency said Sunday that the “judiciary is completely independent”, in response to Saturday’s verdicts in the ‘trial of the century’, state-run news agency MENA reported. “It is not allowed to comment on the judiciary verdicts,” the presidency said in a statement. Referring to the Egyptian constitution it added: “There should be separation between …

Menan Khater

The counterrevolution has ruled: ANHRI lawyer

“Mubarak’s lackeys may have won this round but they didn’t win the fight. 25 January is still on. I am furious but not surprised. The counter-revolution has ruled,” said Gamal Eid, a lawyer at the Arab Network for Human Rights Information following Hosni Mubarak’s dismissal from charges of killing protesters. In June 2012, Mubarak and …

Aya Nader

Morsi’s nephew sentenced to life for attacking fellow student

The nephew of former president Mohamed Morsi was sentenced to life imprisonment on Saturday for the attempted murder of a fellow student at Zagazig University, state media reported. Mohamed Said, 25, was a law student at the university until May, when he was suspended due to charges in several different court cases. The charges leading …

Federico Manfredi

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In Pictures: Judge adjourns Mubarak’s case to 29 November

  Judge Mahmoud Kamel Al-Rashidy adjourned on Saturday the retrial session of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, who is accused of ordering the killing of peaceful protesters during the 25 January Revolution as well as corruption charges. Mubarak’s sons Alaa and Gamal, former interior minister Habib Al-Adly and six of his aides, and fugitive businessman Hussein …

Marwa Al-A'sar