Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s president for almost 30 years who stepped down after a popular revolution in 2011, has died. He was 91. Mubarak served as Egypt’s fourth president starting in 1981 until his ouster in what became known as the Arab Spring revolution. He was jailed for years after the[…]
Egypt has rounded up at least six activists in the last couple of days in a wave of arrests coinciding with the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, a rights lawyer said on Wednesday. Authorities have waged a sweeping crackdown on dissent in recent years, reversing freedoms won in the popular[…]
An aide to former Egyptian presidential hopeful General Sami Anan has said that the ex-military commander is in possession of “dangerous” top secret files kept outside the country that would be released if he is harmed. Anan had announced his candidacy last month, but mysteriously dropped out of the race[…]
The former leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, Mahdi Akef, has died in a Cairo hospital aged 89. Akef, who headed the Brotherhood as the group’s so-called supreme guide from 2004 to 2010, was diagnosed with cancer last year. “My Father is in God’s hands,” his daughter, Alia, wrote on her[…]
Egypt issued a new law on Monday that regulates the work of non-governmental organisations, a measure seen by rights groups as the latest sign of a growing crackdown on dissent against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Human rights groups and activists say the law in effect bans their work and makes[…]
Egypt’s ousted president Hosni Mubarak left a military hospital on Friday where he had spent much of his six-year detention, his lawyer said. Mubarak had been cleared for release earlier this month after a top court finally acquitted him of involvement in protester deaths during the 2011 revolt that ousted[…]
Hosni Mubarak, who was overthrown as president of Egypt in an uprising in 2011, will be released from detention in a military hospital after a six-year legal battle over accusations of involvement in the killing of protesters. “He will go to his home in Heliopolis,” Mubarak’s lawyer Farid el-Deeb said,[…]
Six years after the uprising that ended his rule, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been acquitted over his alleged involvement in the killings of hundreds of protesters in 2011. The Court of Cassation’s final ruling on Thursday could see Mubarak walk free. After an all-day hearing, Judge Ahmed Abdel Qawi[…]
An Egyptian appeals court on Thursday annulled a decision to drop a murder charge against former president Hosni Mubarak over the deaths of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising. The Court of Cassation accepted the prosecution’s appeal against the dismissal of the murder charge against Mubarak, who had initially[…]
Egypt’s high court overturned the only remaining conviction against Hosni Mubarak and ordered a retrial in his embezzlement case, opening the way for a possible release from jail for the ousted former president. Mubarak, 86, was sentenced to three years in prison in May for diverting public funds earmarked to[…]
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