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Egyptian NGO workers appeared in court on 8 March. New judges have been appointed to hear the trial of 43 defendants accused of receiving illicit foreign funds to operate unregistered organizations in Egypt. The NGO workers were let into the...
In a small cell in South Cairo Court Complex, a 12-year-old child sat behind bars awaiting his hearing earlier this month. Mohamed Gomaa, a student in his second preparatory year, held his bandaged hand in pain. A hospital doctor would later confirm...
The Arab League is convening an emergency meeting in Cairo on Sunday to discuss the fate of its observer mission to Syria. The meeting follows the Syrian regime's continuing brutality against protesters even after it promised cooperation with...
Equipped with eye patches, dozens gathered in front of the Qasr al-Aini Hospital on Thursday, before heading to Qasr al-Nil Bridge in solidarity with those who lost their eyes during the revolution. The march was organized by “MeyaSilmeya,...
Last month, Mohamed Selim al-Awa, a moderate 69-year-old Islamist intellectual, announced the temporary suspension of his presidential campaign to protest the slow transition timetable set by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF). Awa, who...
Prices for the Islamic pilgrimage season, which began on Saturday, continue to rise this year. Tourism companies, which control around 65 percent of Hajj visas granted to Egyptians by Saudi Arabia, say the increased prices are due to excellent...
A dozen people with special needs decided on Tuesday to suspend their sit-in in front of the cabinet, saying they will give the government three weeks to fulfill their demands. A day earlier, the protesters threatened to set themselves on fire...
A dozen disabled people protesting near the cabinet building on Monday threatened to set themselves on fire unless an official agreed to meet with them and hear their demands on rights and opportunities for Egypt’s disabled community. One man...
Cairo’s bustling Ramses Square, where street vendors hawk everything from screwdrivers to socks in the center of the city’s transportation system, is notorious for swirling traffic-jams. I recently visited the Metro station there (...
Ahmed Agiza is no stranger to the brutality of the Egyptian justice system. The 49-year-old Egyptian Islamist was first detained in 1981 during the wave of arrests following Anwar Sadat’s assassination. Throughout the 1990s, he was routinely...