Egypt - Courts & Law

Sisi pardons prisoners in honour of Eid Al-Fitr and Sinai Liberation Day

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has issued a decree pardoning a number of prisoners in honour of Eid Al-Fitr and Sinai Liberation Day, which fall respectively on this weekend and 25 April.

Egypt releases new batch of pretrial detainees including Al Jazeera producer

The Public Prosecution has ordered the release of a new batch of 41 pretrial detainees, announced Tarek El-Awady, a member of the Presidential Pardon Committee, on his Facebook page on Monday.

Egyptian court orders Mortada Mansour dismissed from Zamalek SC presidency

The Administrative Judiciary Court of the State Council issued a ruling on Sunday obliging the Ministry of Youth and Sports to dismiss Mortada Mansour from the presidency of Zamalek SC after having been previously convicted on charges of defamation.

Egypt's prosecution investigates 'direct' cause of death of man mauled by Pit Bull

Egypt's Public Prosecution ordered an autopsy on the body of a 42-year-old bank manager who died on Sunday – nearly six weeks after being attacked by his neighbour's Pit Bull – to determine the direct cause of death.

Five killed, 10 injured as two trucks collide in Upper Egypt

Five people were killed and 10 injured on Monday after two trucks collided in the city of Qus, south of Qena Governorate, in Upper Egypt.

No injuries from limited fire in Cairo church on the eve of Palm Sunday

The Coptic Orthodox Church announced on Saturday evening that no fatalities or injuries resulted from a limited fire that broke out at a church in north Cairo but was quickly controlled.

Egypt court orders encroachments on Cairo's Champollion House be removed

An Egyptian administrative court has ordered the government to remove encroachments on Prince Said Halim Pasha Palace, known as Champollion House, in Cairo.

Husband receives preliminary death sentence in Alexandria for killing his family.

Alexandria Criminal court has sought the opinion of Egypt's grand mufti on the preliminary death sentence passed down on Sunday on a husband that killed seven members of his family including his wife and three children in early March.

Cairo airport foils Egyptian passenger's attempt to smuggle 100 phones, 180 e-cigarettes

Customs authorities at Cairo International Airport foiled an Egyptian passenger’s attempt to smuggle 100 phones, 180 electronic cigarettes and their accessories, the Ahram Arabic news website reported on Sunday.

Egypt foils 4,300 smuggling operations at customs ports in first two months of 2023

4,300 smuggling operations were thwarted with legal action in January and February 2023, a statement quoted the head of the Egyptian Customs Authority El-Shahat Ghatori as saying on Wednesday.

Egypt gives temporary custody of boy Shenouda to Christian parents after Mufti opinion

The North Cairo Prosecution ordered on Tuesday giving the mother who raised five-year-old boy Shenouda temporary custody over the child after a religious edict by the country’s Mufti.

Egypt releases 30 more pretrial detainees: Presidential Pardon Committee

Egyptian authorities released 30 more pretrial detainees pending investigation on Wednesday, announced member of the Presidential Pardon Committee Tarek El-Khouly.

Sisi pardons all indebted men and women in Egyptian reform, rehabilitation centres

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi issued directives on Monday to pardon all the indebted men and women currently at the reform and rehabilitation centres of the Interior Ministry ahead of the holy month of Ramadan.

Egyptian youth receives 7-year prison term for blackmailing 12 girls online

A criminal court in Egypt’s Assiut governorate sentenced a young male to seven years in prison on Sunday for blackmailing 12 girls, demanding illicit relationships with them and threatening them through social media with defamation after fabricating sexually explicit photos.

Egypt court sentences man to six-month in prison for killing cat intentionally

A man was sentenced by a Misdemeanor Court on Saturday to six months in prison for killing a cat intentionally earlier this month.

Egyptian court declines to rule in 5-year-old Shenouda custody case citing lack of jurisdiction

An administrative court declined on Saturday to rule in a lawsuit filed by an Egyptian Christian couple to regain the custody of their five-year-old adopted boy Shenouda, citing lack of jurisdiction on the subject matter.

Egypt's Public Prosecutor refers man to criminal court in Alexandria for murdering 7 family members

Egypt’s Public Prosecution ordered on Wednesday the referral of a man to the criminal court over charges of murdering 7 members of his family, including his wife and 3 children, in Alexandria’s Raml neighbourhood.

Two suspects arrested in Mohamed Salah's Egyptian villa burglary

Egyptian security forces arrested two individuals suspected of burgling Liverpool star Mohamed Salah's villa in New Cairo and the stolen items retrieved, according to a statement by the interior ministry.

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah's Egyptian villa burgled

The villa in New Cairo’s First Settlement belonging to Egyptian Liverpool footballer Mohamed Salah was burgled and several devices were reported missing, a security statement said on Sunday.

Egypt's prosecution probes death of 4 in massive fire in Cairo nursing home

East Cairo prosecution opened a probe on Thursday into the death of four people as a massive fire broke out in a nursing home in Cairo's Heliopolis district.

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