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Egyptian policemen get ten years in jail for torturing and killing blogger

Two Egyptian policemen were sentenced to 10 years in jail Monday for the killing of a blogger whose death rallied protesters in the 2011 revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak. The two were sentenced following a retrial for the manslaughter and torture of Khaled Said in June 2010, when they had…

Egypt’s deposed president Mohamed Morsi back on trial — this time over jailbreak

Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi went on trial Tuesday on charges of breaking out of prison during the 2011 uprising against veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak. Morsi, ousted by the army in July, is already on trial for inciting the killings of……

Crowds return to Tahrir Square to cheer Egypt General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Three years after the start of the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak, several thousand Egyptians rallied in Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square calling for another military man to become their leader. The anniversary rallies took place this year against……

Egyptian court acquits former prime minister and two Mubarak sons of corruption charges

An Egyptian court has acquitted Ahmed Shafiq, a former prime minister and presidential candidate, and two sons of ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak, of corruption charges. Shafiq fled to the United Arab Emirates shortly after he narrowly lost to the Islamist Mohamed Morsi in a 2012 presidential election, a year before…

Egypt detains prominent secular activist again

An Egyptian prosecutor ordered Monday the detention of a prominent secular activist for taking part in an unauthorised protest, just a day after he was freed over a similar case, state media reported. Ahmed Maher, founder of the April 6 movement which was one of the main groups that spearheaded…

Egyptians flood streets to demand President Mursi’s resignation

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptians poured onto the streets on Sunday, swelling crowds that opposition leaders hope will number into the millions by evening and persuade Islamist President Mohamed Mursi to resign. Waving national flags, tens of thousands gathered on Cairo’s Tahrir Square, seat of the 2011 uprising against his predecessor…

Egypt’s Mubarak goes back to prison

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was transferred Thursday from a military hospital back to prison to await a retrial in May over his role in the deaths of protesters in 2011, a security source said. Mubarak was taken by ambulance to Tora prison under heavy security escort, the source told…

Egypt on high alert as protesters prepare to commemorate Mubarak’s fall

Egypt’s security forces were on high alert Monday ahead of pro-democracy protests to mark the second anniversary of former president Hosni Mubarak’s ouster, a police official told AFP. Authorities have boosted security around the presidential palace, the interior ministry and around Tahrir Square, as well as around key public installations,…

Egypt protests galvanized by video of police beating naked man

Opponents of Mohamed Morsi say the footage proves that the president has chosen to order a brutal crackdown A video of a protester being beaten and stripped naked has galvanised protests against the police and government in Egypt. Hamada Saber, a middle-aged man, remained in a police hospital on Saturday,…

Egyptian protesters set fire to Muslim Brotherhood headquarters

Egyptian protesters on Friday set fire to the Muslim Brotherhood party headquarters in the canal city of Ismailiya, an AFP reporter said. Black smoke could be seen coming out of the windows of the apartment housing the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) offices, as Egyptians staged nationwide rallies against President…

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