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CAIRO | Senior Italy official to Egypt leader: Resolve Regeni case

CAIRO — A senior Italian official meeting with Egypt’s president on Monday raised the issue of an Italian student gruesomely killed in Cairo in 2016, objecting to what he said was a lack of progress in resolving the case. Speaking to Italy’s state television in Cairo after meeting President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, Roberto Fico, president of … Continue reading CAIRO | Senior Italy official to Egypt leader: Resolve Regeni case

CAIRO | Italy politician wants end to student killing in Egypt case

CAIRO— A senior Italian politician says a final resolution of the 2016 killing of a graduate student in Egypt will help boost relations between the two nations. A presidential statement Monday also quoted Roberto Fico, president of Italy’s Chamber of Deputies, as saying he appreciated Egypt’s “strong will” to find the killers. Issued after Fico … Continue reading CAIRO | Italy politician wants end to student killing in Egypt case

CAIRO | Rights groups blast 75 death sentences by Egyptian court

CAIRO — Nearly a dozen rights groups have strongly condemned the passing of death sentences by an Egyptian court against 75 people, including top leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group. A statement by the 11 organizations Tuesday rejected the trial’s proceedings, saying they exemplified the “degraded standards of fairness, impartiality and independence that define … Continue reading CAIRO | Rights groups blast 75 death sentences by Egyptian court

CAIRO | UN rights commissioner blasts Egypt’s 75 death sentences

CAIRO— The U.N. human rights commissioner says it will be an “irreversible miscarriage of justice” if the death sentences issued by an Egyptian court against 75 people, including top Muslim Brotherhood leaders, are carried out. In a Sunday statement, Michelle Bachelet voiced concern over the sentences passed the previous day along with 47 life sentences … Continue reading CAIRO | UN rights commissioner blasts Egypt’s 75 death sentences

CAIRO | Egypt’s opposition calls for release of ex-diplomat

CAIRO  — An Egyptian opposition coalition of secular and left-leaning parties has urged authorities on Monday to immediately release a former diplomat who earlier this month called for a referendum on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi‘s government. Masoum Marzouk, a veteran of the 1973 war against Israel who served in the Egyptian army’s special forces, was arrested … Continue reading CAIRO | Egypt’s opposition calls for release of ex-diplomat

CAIRO | Lebanese woman sentenced to 8 years over Egypt insults video

CAIRO  — An Egyptian court sentenced on Saturday a Lebanese woman to eight years in prison over insulting Egyptians in a video she posted online, and set July 29 as the date for her appeal, state media reported. Mona el-Mazbouh was initially handed down 11 years but the sentence was later reduced to eight, the … Continue reading CAIRO | Lebanese woman sentenced to 8 years over Egypt insults video

CAIRO| Egypt media head to justify gag order on hospital coverage

CAIRO— Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the country’s top media regulator to be summoned for questioning over his decision to issue a gag order on corruption allegations made against a children’s cancer hospital. In a Saturday statement, the chief public prosecutor said the decision by Makram Mohammed Ahmed, head of the Supreme Council for Media Regulation, … Continue reading CAIRO| Egypt media head to justify gag order on hospital coverage

CAIRO | Lebanese woman sentenced to 11 years for Egypt insults video

CAIRO — An Egyptian court has sentenced a Lebanese woman to 11 years in prison for posting a video online in which she insulted Egyptians. Saturday’s ruling against Mona el-Mazbouh, reported by state-run Al-Ahram news agency, can be appealed. In the video, el-Mazbouh uses profanities to describe her vacation in Cairo where she says she … Continue reading CAIRO | Lebanese woman sentenced to 11 years for Egypt insults video