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Egyptian court sentences 25 Morsi supporters to life in prison

03 Sep 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

A Sohag criminal court convicted and sentenced on Thursday 25 Morsi supporters to life in prison on multiple counts of murder and the arson of a church in 2013 following the violent dispersal of the pro-Morsi sit-ins in Nahda and Rabaa squares by security forces.

 

The court also sentenced 67 defendants in the same case to 15 years in prison while 27 others received ten-year sentences, all of which can be appealed.

The defendants were found guilty on a number of charges, including the torching of Mar Gerges Church in Upper Egypt’s Sohag governorate. 

Egypt's Court of Cassation keeps top Muslim Brotherhood members on terrorism list

02 Sep 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

Egypt’s cassation court rejected on Wednesday an appeal submitted by top Muslim Brotherhood members, including the group's supreme guide, to be removed from the countries "terrorism list" on Wednesday.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, along with 17 other high profile members from the organisation, including Khairat El-Shater, Mohamed El-Beltagy and Essam El-Erian, were all placed on the "terrorism list" earlier in 2015 by the late Prosecutor-General Hesham Barakat.

Over 2700 parliamentary hopefuls submit papers on first day of registration: HEC

02 Sep 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

An estimated 2745 hopefuls aiming to run in Egypt's parliamentary elections have submitted their papers on Tuesday, the first day of registration, Egypt's Higher Elections Committee (HEC) announced on Wednesday.

 

Candidates wishing to run in the upcoming parliamentary elections, whose first stage is set to begin 17 October, can register between 1 and 12 of September.

No new medical tests for parliament candidates registered in March: Egypt’s HEC

01 Sep 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

Egypt’s parliamentary elections hopefuls, who previously passed medical check-ups in February before the postponement of the elections, do not need to take new tests to qualify for the polls that start mid-October, the High Elections Committee (HEC) said on Tuesday.

 

In a statement, the committee said its decision would make the election process easier for candidates.

Passing medical tests is mandatory for candidates to register for running in the parliamentary elections. The tests cost EGP 2850 ($365).

Egypt's electoral marathon to begin Tuesday

31 Ago 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

Candidates wishing to stand in Egypt's parliamentary ‎polls will be able to begin registering on Tuesday after passing medical tests that will cost them EGP 2850 ($365) each.

In a press conference on Sunday, Ayman Abbas, head of the ‎Higher Elections Committee (HEC) in charge of ‎supervising the polls, announced that candidates ‎seeking to stand in the coming parliamentary elections ‎can register between 1 and 12 September.‎

‎"Registration will begin at 9am and end at 5pm, except ‎on 12 September, when the window to register will close ‎at 2pm," said Abbas. ‎

Egipto convoca elecciones legislativas el 18 y 19 de octubre

30 Ago 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
El País

La Comisión Electoral de Egipto ha informado este domingo de que las elecciones legislativas egipcias se celebrarán los días 18 y 19 de octubre, después de tres años sin Parlamento, con lo que se cerrará la transición tras el golpe de Estado de julio de 2013 contra el presidente islamista Mohamed Morsi.

Estos dos días se celebrará la primera fase de las elecciones, mientras que la segunda será los días 22 y 23 de noviembre, ha informado la Comisión Electoral en rueda de prensa. Los egipcios residentes en el extranjero podrán votar los días 17 y 18 de octubre.

Timetable for Egypt's parliamentary elections announced; voting to start 17 Oct

30 Ago 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram online

The first phase of Egypt’s parliamentary elections will start on 17-18 October for Egyptians abroad and 18-19 October for voters inside Egypt, the Higher Electoral Commission (HEC) announced in a press conference late Sunday.   

 

Judge Ayman Abbas, head of HEC, added that the second phase of the elections would start on 21-22 November for Egyptians abroad and 22-23 November for Egyptians in Egypt.

Window for applying to cover parliamentary elections to open on Saturday

30 Jul 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Aswat Masriya

Media outlets and civil society organisations wishing to apply for coverage of the coming parliamentary elections may do so starting next Saturday, the Supreme Elections Commission (SEC) announced on Thursday.

The floor for application will be open until August 20, the SEC said in a statement.

Accepted media outlets and civil society organisations will be registered from August 21 to 25 and will receive their permits from August 26 to 30, the committee said. Permits issued before the elections were postponed in March would remain effective.

El-Sisi repeals law imposing deadlines on constitutional court rulings on parliament

28 Jul 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

A law requiring Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) to rule on the constitutionality of parliamentary election laws within a maximum of five days after hearing a case was overturned by president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Tuesday. 

 

This repeal means that no deadline is presently enforced.

El-Sisi has held legislative powers sine his election in 2014 due to absence of parliament.

No cases regarding election laws are currently awaiting an SCC decision.

Egyptian constitution needs time to be effective: Sisi

15 Jul 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has said the constitution is great but more time is needed for its goals to be achieved, state news agency MENA reported.

 

“The Egyptian constitution was very ambitious and great but it needs more time to become effective,” he said in a speech on Tuesday.

There has been debate in society about the constitutionality of several draft laws, as well as current laws, including draft anti-terror legislation.

Preparations for Egypt's parliamentary elections ‎will begin soon: HEC

14 Jul 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

A nine-member judicial body in charge of ‎supervising Egypt's upcoming parliamentary elections ‎held a meeting Monday to begin preparing for potential ‎polls.

Ayman Abbas, chairman of Cairo's Appeals ‎Court and head of the Higher Election Committee ‎‎(HEC), said the committee will remainin session ‎over the next few days until a timeline for elections is ‎announced.‎

According to HEC's spokesman, Omar Marwan, ‎the meetings come after the electoral ‎constituencies law, necessary for paving the way for ‎the elections, was ratified by president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

Al Sisi promulga la nueva ley electoral de Egipto

10 Jul 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

El presidente de Egipto, Abdelfatá al Sisi, ha promulgado este jueves la nueva ley electoral del país, lo que allana el camino a la celebración de unas elecciones parlamentarias que ya han sido aplazadas anteriormente, según ha informado la agencia estatal egipcia de noticias, MENA.

   La nueva legislación otorga 448 escaños a candidatos individuales y 120 escaños a listas, con cuotas a jóvenes, mujeres, cristianos y trabajadores. La ley anterior contemplaba 420 escaños para candidatos y 120 para listas.

Egyptian PM 'admitted that media restrictions in anti-terror law were a mistake': Press syndicate

10 Jul 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

The Egyptian government has acknowledged that it was a mistake to publish a draft law that limits how journalists report terrorist incidents without first consulting the press syndicate, a syndicate official said Thursday.

 

The draft anti-terrorism legislation contains a controversial article which states that anyone who intentionally publishes information on a terrorist operation other than that which is cited in government statements can be sentenced to at least two years in prison.

Egypt's journalists syndicate calls for amendments to draft anti-terrorism law

09 Jul 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

The journalists syndicate has called for changes to a draft anti-terrorism law which imposes two-year jail sentences on journalists who "report false information on terrorist attacks which contradict official statements."

 

Journalist Khaled El-Balshy told Al-Ahram Arabic news website that the syndicate had called for the cancellation of Article 33 of the draft law during a meeting on Wednesday with Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab. 

The syndicate also called for amendments to four other articles of the law, El-Balshy added.

El Gobierno egipcio estudiará las enmiendas al proyecto de ley antiterrorista

08 Jul 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
La Tribuna

El Gobierno de Egipto estudiará las enmiendas presentadas por los redactores jefes de los principales periódicos del país sobre el nuevo proyecto de ley antiterrorista, anunció hoy el titular egipcio de Justicia, Ahmed al Zand.

Al Zand, citado por la agencia oficial de noticias Mena, señaló que el primer ministro egipcio, Ibrahim Mehleb, mantuvo hoy una reunión con esos profesionales y con miembros del sindicato de prensa, tras la que aceptó estudiar sus propuestas en el marco de la determinación de los periodistas y del Gobierno de proteger la seguridad nacional.

Egypt dissolves 14 Brotherhood-linked NGOs

07 Jul 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

Social Solidarity Minister Ghada Waly dissolved 14 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on Tuesday in Minya, Beni Suef and Damietta for being associated with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, the Ahram Arabic news website reported.

 

Twenty-one other NGOs in Qena, Fayoum and Daqahliya will have a new board of directors, so that they do not stop offering their social services.

The decision follows a 2013 court decision to ban the Brotherhood's activities and to seize the assets of Brotherhood-linked organisations, the minister said.

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