Egypt Independent: News-Main news http://www.egyptindependent.com//enhome_channel/News/rss.xml en Court prohibits Independence Party activities http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2438669 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/05/14/484151/mwtmr_lthlf_ldwly_ldm_lshryh_tswyr_mhmd_hsm_ldyn003.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>The Cairo Urgent Matters Court on Monday prohibited the activities of the Independence Party, which is considered a political arm of the Brotherhood&rsquo;s National Alliance to Support Legitimacy.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Chancellor Amr Abdel Razek, former head of the State Security Court, had filed a lawsuit, contending that the party incites acts of violence and finances criminal groups to organize armed demonstrations to call for the return of President Mohamed Morsy. He also said the party&rsquo;s logo is &lsquo;Islam is the Solution&rsquo; which contravenes the Constitution that prohibits religious parties.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:05:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2438669 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/05/14/484151/mwtmr_lthlf_ldwly_ldm_lshryh_tswyr_mhmd_hsm_ldyn003.jpg Court upholds death sentence for 20 Brotherhood members http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2438668 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/09/30/484151/206824_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p><span style="line-height: normal;">The Minya Criminal Court upheld its previous ruling that sentenced 20 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death for killing Mostafa al-Attar, the Matai village sheriff&#39;s deputy, and for storming and burning the police station after the dispersal of the Rabaa sit-in last year.</span></p><div>The court was convening on Monday to consider a retrial of 161 defendants, including 10 suspects in absentia, and decided to postpone hearing 151 defendants to the last week of January next year.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:27:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2438668 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/09/30/484151/206824_0.jpg Two ships collide in Suez Canal http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2438664 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/09/29/484151/233005_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p><span style="line-height: normal;">Two ships collided on Monday in the eastern branch of the Suez Canal, causing five containers to fall on the deck of one of them in addition to minor damages in its hull.</span></p><div>The accident, however, did not affect the traffic.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>A Suez Canal Authority source said the first ship was maneuvering to sail to the south when it collided with the other ship that was among the northbound convoy.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Prosecutors are investigating which ship was responsible for the accident.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:29:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2438664 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/09/29/484151/233005_0.jpg Court upholds imprisonment sentence of Karate trainer for posting personal porn videos http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2438662 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/09/29/484151/205057_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p><span style="line-height: normal;">The Mahala Court of Appeal on Monday upheld a two-year imprisonment sentence against Karate trainer Abdel Fatah al-Saeedy for posting 35 porn videos on the Internet of him having sex in a sports club in Mahala.</span></p><div>The court rejected all civil lawsuits and obliged the trainer to pay the fees of the attorneys.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:16:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2438662 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/09/29/484151/205057_0.jpg