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Egypt court cuts sentences on Islamist women

Egypt court cuts sentences on Islamist women

Dec 08, – The initial verdict handed down late last month caused an international and domestic outcry. “This is God-given,” Ola Alaa, an 18-year-old medical student who was initially sentenced to 11 years, told The Associated Press by telephone after reaching her home in the coastal city of Alexandria. “I think (the authorities) wanted to […]

December 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Islamists call for dialogue in Egypt after coup

Islamists call for dialogue in Egypt after coup

Nov 16, – A Muslim Brotherhood-led alliance in Egypt said Saturday it is ready for a national dialogue to end the political standoff in the country, in an announcement that did not demand the return of the nation’s toppled president to power. The call is the first formal proposition by supporters of ousted Islamist President […]

November 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Egypt bans Muslim Brotherhood group

Egypt bans Muslim Brotherhood group

An Egyptian court on Monday ordered the Muslim Brotherhood to be banned and its assets confiscated in a dramatic escalation of a crackdown by the military-backed government against supporters of the ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi. The ruling opens the door for a wider crackdown on the vast network of the Brotherhood, which includes social […]

September 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Egypt police to besiege sit-ins within 24 hours

Egypt police to besiege sit-ins within 24 hours

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces will besiege two sit-ins by supporters of the country’s ousted president within 24 hours, police officials said Sunday, setting up a possible confrontation between the military-backed government and the thousands gathered there. One police official suggested action against the sit-in protests by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi could […]

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