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Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah broke months-long hunger strike: Family

Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah's sister Mona Seif announced that the Egyptian activist has sent his family and lawyer a letter on Tuesday in which he reportedly stated that he broke his months-long hunger strike on Monday.

Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah says he broke days-long water strike: Family

A letter written by jailed Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah on Saturday and handed on Monday to his mother, Laila Soueif, says that he started to drink water Saturday, Khaled Ali, his lawyer, and his family said on Monday.

Driver in deadly Daqahliya minibus plunge ordered detained

Egypt's Public Prosecution has ordered the detention of the driver of the minibus that plunged into a canal in Daqahliya governorate on Saturday morning, leading to the death of at least 24 passengers and the injury of others.

Family of jailed activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah asks for presidential pardon

The family of jailed political activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah made an appeal on Friday for Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to pardon Abdel-Fattah like he did with former MP Ziad El-Eleimy, who was pardoned last month.

Alaa Abdel-Fattah hunger, water strike ‘questionable’; enjoys good health: Egypt's Public Prosecution

Medical examination of Egyptian inmate Alaa Abdel-Fattah has shown normal results, which indicate that his reported hunger and water strike is “questionable,” the Egyptian Public Prosecution said in a statement on Thursday.

Court hands death sentence to university student for stabbing fellow female student

A Sharqiya criminal court issued on Monday a death sentence to a university student for stabbing fellow female student Salma Bahgat to death, after the approval of the country’s grand mufti.

Landlord of Giza's fire-hit building sentenced 3 yrs in prison

A Giza misdemeanour court sentenced the landlord of Faisal building to both 3 year imprisonment and an EGP 80 million fine for endangering the residents' lives and for constructing a building without a permit.

Three university students arrested for stealing artefacts from Sohag University museum

Three university students and a father of one of them have been arrested for stealing 59 artefacts from a museum affiliated with the Faculty of Archaeology at Sohag University in Upper Egypt, the Ministry of Interior announced on Sunday.

Man referred to to criminal court in Port Said for 'premeditated murder' of ex-fiancée

Egypt’s public prosecution referred on Thursday a man to the criminal court on charges of the premeditated murder of his ex-fiancée at her home in the Suez Canal city of Port Said after she broke up with him.

Number of pretrial detainees freed in Egypt exceeds 1,000 after today's releases: Pardon committee

With the release of 35 detainees on Thursday the total number of released detainees now exceeds 1,000 , according to a statement by the Presidential Pardon committee published by MENA.

Egyptian military court reduces journalist Ismail Eskandrani prison sentence to 7 years: Lawyer

A military cassation court has reduced the prison sentence against Egyptian journalist and researcher Ismail Eskandrani to seven years instead of ten, human rights lawyer Khaled Ali said on Monday.

Egyptian authorities release another batch of 26 pre-trial detainees

The Egyptian authorities have released a new group of 26 pretrial detainees pending investigation, members of the Presidential Pardon Committee said on Monday.

Egyptian authorities to release 70 pre-trial detainees: Presidential Pardon committee

Egyptian authorities started on Tuesday the process for the release, pending investigations, of 70 pre-trial detainees, the Presidential Pardon committee announced.

Man sentenced to 3 years for driving under influence in video that went viral

A Cairo criminal court has sentenced a 47-year-old man, an employee at an Egyptian university, to three years in prison for reckless driving on Suez Road while under the influence of narcotics.

Teacher accused of beating a 4th grader into a coma in Daqahilya faces criminal charges

A Daqahiliya court ordered on Friday the detention of a teacher in Nile Delta governorate 15 days pending investigations on charges of beating and inflicting serious injuries on a fourth grade girl during class, which sent her into a coma.

Egypt prosecution investigating fatal fall of 8-year-old student from school 3rd floor

The Public Prosecution announced it has started an investigation into the death of Mena Tamer, a second grader at Sayed Al-Shuhadaa public primary school in Agouza district in Giza, who died after falling from the third floor of her primary school on Monday.

Preliminary death sentence issued against student for stabbing female colleague

A Sharqiya criminal court has sought the opinion of Egypt's grand mufti on the preliminary death sentence passed down on Monday on a university student accused of stabbing a female colleague to death.

8-year-old student dies after falling off 3rd floor of school

An eight-year-old student died on Monday after she fell off the third floor of her school in Giza, the governorate said in an official statement.

50 additional pretrial detainees released: Presidential Pardon Committee member

Egypt’s Public Prosecution ordered the release of 50 pretrial detainees on Sunday and Monday, a member of the Presidential Pardon committee announced.

Egypt probes death of student, injury of 15 in prep school fence collapse in Giza

Egypt’s Public Prosecution has launched a probe into the death of student Malak Mohamed and the injury of 15 other girls when a concrete stair fence collapsed at a preparatory school in Giza governorate on Sunday, the prosecution said in a statement.

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