EGPYT: ‘ Revolutionary Punishment Group linked to Muslim Brotherhood Execute Man due to his Alleged links to Security Forces ‘

#AceNewsReport – CAIRO:July.19: A group that proclaims itself as the Revolutionary Punishment announced on affiliated Twitter accounts it “executed” a man from Sharkia governorate due to his alleged cooperation with security bodies.

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The statement said that Ateya el-Harouny filed around 40 police reports against Muslim Brotherhood activists and supporters, whom the statement referred to by “revolutionaries.”

The group said they shot Harouny July 7, leaving him badly injured and leading to his death July 14.

Giza Popular Resistance, one of several armed groups that appeared a few months after the 2013 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, previously posted pictures of an injured man, claiming they shot him for reporting “revolutionaries.”

Meanwhile in North Sinai, the most dangerous militant group in the country has repeatedly beheaded Bedouins for their alleged cooperation with the military.

On May 5, Four alleged members of the Revolutionary Punishment were arrested; three Al-Azhar University students were injured manufacturing a bomb and they led to their “funder,” a security source told Youm7.

Preliminary investigations said that the four men belong to Revolutionary Punishment; they mainly claim responsibility for explosive devices that have killed dozens of policemen, as well as civilians.

A police report said the defendants admitted to placing a bomb under an officer’s car in Nasr City, bombing two cars in March in the embassy district, also in Nasr City, and other operations.

In a March statement, the Ministry of Interior claimed the Muslim Brotherhood creates “terrorist cells” and gives them names, such as the Revolutionary Punishment and the Popular Resistance, to claim responsibility for attacks, repelling accusation of terrorism against the Brotherhood itself.

Additional reporting by Hanan Fayed


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EGYPT: Former Egyptian president attends court session wearing red uniform — designating him as a convict awaiting execution

#AceNewReports – Morsi Trials Timeline Updated 21/06/2015 16:16 GMT   


Former President Mohamed Morsi appeared in an execution red uniform on Sunday during a court trial on charges of espionage.

Anadolu Agency has learned that other defendants chanted slogans describing Morsi as a “hero” when he entered the cage reserved for him in the makeshift courtroom at the national police academy.

On Tuesday, the Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Morsi to death over a mass jailbreak in 2011 during demonstrations that removed then Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak.

Morsi was also sentenced to life in prison on charges of espionage.


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‘ Abdul Al-Sisi is Sworn in as President As a Saviour to Some and Dictator to Others ‘

#AceWorldNews – CAIRO – June 08 – Ex-army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has been sworn in as Egypt’s new president after a landslide win in May elections.

He said his election was “a democratic, peaceful handover of power” that represented “a historic moment and turning point” for the nation.

Security forces were deployed at key locations around the capital Cairo for the ceremony at the Supreme Constitutional Court.

(Abdul Al-Sisi Saviour of the People)

The retired field marshal overthrew President Mohammed Morsi last July.

He has since been pursuing a crackdown on Mr Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood, which urged a boycott of the elections.

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' Egyptian Court Sentences 10 Supporters of Banned Muslim Brotherhood to Death '

#AceWorldNews – CAIRO – June 07 – An Egyptian court sentenced 10 supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group to death in absentia, Reuters reports.

Those sentenced were convicted on charges including inciting violence and blocking a major thoroughfare north of Cairo during protests after the army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Morsi last July.

All of the defendants have reportedly been in hiding since Morsi’s ouster.

The court, however, postponed sentencing for the movement’s leader and other senior members on trial in the same case, judicial sources told the agency.

Judge Hassan Fareed said the verdict for the 38 remaining defendants would be announced at a hearing on July 5.


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` Egyptian Court Sentences 155 Muslim Brotherhood Supporters to Jail Giving 54 Life Sentences ‘

#AceWorldNews – CAIRO – May 21 – An Egyptian court sentenced 155 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to jail terms on Wednesday and gave 54 of them life sentences, Reuters reported, citing judicial sources.

The case is related to violence in the Nile Delta province of Mansour last August after the army’s ouster of President Mohamed Morsi.

Other defendants were sentenced to between three to 10 years in jail as the charges include instigating violence and chaos and membership in a banned group.

Police dispersed demonstrators outside the courthouse who were protesting the verdict.


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` Egyptian Court Acquits 169 Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Charged with Unrest During Overthrow of Morsi ‘

#AceWorldNews – CAIRO – May 19 – An Egyptian court acquitted 169 Muslim Brotherhood supporters charged in connection with unrest that followed the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi last year, Reuters reported.

The men were charged with “illegal gathering” in relation to violence in Cairo on August 16 last year.

Of those charged, 117 were still being held and will now be freed.

Others charged in the case have already been released.

A judge in Alexandria on Monday convicted 62 people and sentenced them to jail terms of up to 25 years in over political violence last July.

The rulings were announced a day after more than 160 Brotherhood supporters were handed sentences of up to 15 years in prison.

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` Court Sentences 102 Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to Ten Years in Prison for Violent Rioting ‘

#AceWorldNews – CAIRO – May 03 – An Egyptian criminal court has sentenced 102 defendants it describes as Muslim Brotherhood supporters to 10 years in prison each on charges of violent rioting in a Cairo neighbourhood and possession of weapons.

Egypt’s state news agency said the Saturday ruling puts the defendants under police surveillance for a period of five years after the end of their prison sentences.

Two other defendants were jailed for seven years in the case for two others over charges of violence and rioting last July.

The defendants were found guilty of charges of assaulting private and public property, murdering a citizen and attempting to murder others at al-Dhaher district east of Cairo last July following Morsi’s overthrow.

The ruling is linked to demonstrations staged to protest the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi by the military in July. Morsi’s ouster followed days of mass demonstrations demanding his resignation.

The prosecutors charged the defendants with gathering illegally with intent to inflict material and moral harm to others and public property, which led to one death.

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` Egyptian Court Sentences 11 Alleged Supporters of Mohammed Morsi to Prison Terms 57 – 88 Years ‘

#AceWorldNews – CAIRO – April 27 – The Upper Egypt court has sentenced 11 alleged supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi to prison terms ranging from 57 to 88 years, local media reported.

They were tried on charges of violating a protest law and attacking police.

Five of the convicted people were tried in absentia.

The charges were linked to demonstrations in the town of Samallout, western Egypt, triggered by the violent crackdown on pro-Morsi sit-ins in Cairo in August 2013.

In March, the same court issued death sentences to 529 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood on charges of murder and inciting violence.

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` Egyptian Activists March Scheduled on April 26 to Repeal Controversial Protest Law '

#AceNewsServices – CAIRO – April 25 – Egyptian activists held a press conference on Thursday in
front of the presidential palace in Cairo to announce an escalation in their demands for the country’s controversial protest law to be repealed, Al-Ahram’s Arabic news website reported.

Those participating in the conference included the April 6 movement, the Revolutionary Socialists and the Egyptian Popular Current, in addition to Nourhan Hefzy, wife of prominent activist Ahmed Douma, who was recently sentenced to three years in jail for breaking the protest law.

The groups announced a march on Saturday, 26 April, beginning at 5pm in front of Saraya Al-Kubba and continuing until the Ittihadiya presidential palace.

Mohamed Youssef, a member of April 6’s Democratic Front, called on interim President Adly Mansour to use his legislative powers to repeal the protest law.

Youssef also said that revolutionary movements will mobilise in many other governorates on Saturday.

On Tuesday, a group of female activists began a sit-in outside the presidential place as part of a series of events calling for the law’s cancellation. Those at the conference on Thursday said that the sit-in would be halted until 26 April, the date of the march.

The text accompanying the link to sign the petition says: “The freedom to demonstrate is one of the gains of the 25 January Revolution”, describing it as “one of the cornerstones of democracy”.

The group outlines six reasons for its objection to the current law, which include their belief that the law contradicts international human rights conventions that Egypt is party to. They point out that similar laws around the world “do not seek to eliminate protests or limit it as a fundamental right”.

The movement also stresses that “the Egyptian security forces are not qualified to handle democratic protests” and has called for the restructuring of the Egyptian police force.

Co-founder and former general coordinator of the 6 April Youth Movement, Ahmed Maher, along with fellow co-founder and political bureau member, Mohamed Adel, were both sentenced to three years in prison in December, alongside prominent activist Ahmed Douma.

The trio were found guilty of protesting without the Ministry of Interior’s approval, amongst other charges. Activist and blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah received a one-year sentence with hard labour in January for endorsing a protest opposing military trials for civilians.

Three prominent activists of the January 2011 revolution – Ahmed Douma, Ahmed Maher and Mohamed Adel – all received three-year sentences and LE50,000 fines for breaking the protest law in December 2013.

Another prominent activist, Alaa Abdel-Fattah, is being tried on the same charges.

Thousands of others, mainly supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, have been arrested during demonstrations thanks to the law, which bans all protests not pre-approved by authorities.

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` Islamists Clash with Security Forces in Cairo in Governance and Protesters and Two are Killed ‘

#AceNewsServices – CAIRO – April 25 – Two people have been killed during clashes between Islamists and security forces south of Cairo, according to eyewitnesses and Ahram Arabic news website.

One woman, Reda Ramadan, was shot by a birdshot pellet in the stomach during a protest by Islamists in the governorate of Fayoum, eyewitnesses told Ahram Online while another person was reported killed according to Al-Ahram’s Arabic news website.

Several others have reportedly been injured in the clashes.

Clashes also erupted in several other parts of Egypt.

At Helwan city, south of Cairo, clashes erupted between Morsi supporters and security forces.

Al-Ahram’s Arabic news website reported that the protestors shot fireworks at police forces.

However, security forces were able to contain the violence.

Meanwhile, protests took place in the Giza governorate in Boulaq district and were marked by Morsi supporters holding his picture and banners which dispalyed the ‘Rabaa’ sign of a hand holding up four fingers.

The protestors chanted slogans against police and military during the protest, according to Al-Ahram’s Arabic news website.

Residents at Boulaq clashed with pro-Morsi protesters in rejection of the demonstrations.

Clashes also erupted in Boulaq between forces and Morsi supporters.

Security used tear gas to disperse the protesters, some of which used bird-shots and fireworks to target security personnel.

Eventually, security forces spread all throughout the Giza governorate to control any attempts of violence or rioting.

Tens of Morsi supporters also blocked the road between Cairo and Assiut at the Ayyat district; causing a blockade in many cities in Upper Egypt.

However, forces were able to disperse the protest and reopen the road.

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` Sisi’s Rise and Rise to Power and Next the ` Presidency ‘ but at what Cost to the `Security ‘ of the People ‘

#AceNewsServices – CAIRO – April 06 – Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Wednesday he had quit the military to run for president and vowed to rid the country of “terrorism” almost nine months after he toppled its elected leader.

Sisi, who was also defence minister, faces no serious competition in the election, likely before June, and is expected to win comfortably, riding on a wave of popularity for his law and order message.

But the Muslim Brotherhood movement of President Mohamed Morsi, whom Sisi toppled in July, warned there could be no stability in Egypt under the “shadow”of his leadership.

The state-run Al-Ahram newspaper reported earlier that El-Sisi had met military leaders to tell them he was stepping down.

Quoting a military source, Al-Ahram said the meeting would determine a successor to the field marshal. He is expected to submit his resignation to Mansour at a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, Al-Ahram said.

(CNN) reported that El-Sisi is reviled by the Islamist opposition, which sees him as the mastermind of a coup against an elected leader and the author of a fierce crackdown on dissent. Egypt has suffered bloody internal strife since Morsy was overthrown.

Sisi reached out a little to his opponents but signalled no let-up in the crackdown launched by the military-installed interim government on Morsi’s supporters that has seen hundreds killed and thousands arrested.

“All Egyptians who have not been condemned by the law… will be active partners in the future,” he said.

Sisi’s suitability for the presidency was rejected outright by the Muslim Brotherhood.

“He led a coup to become president. He is a man who has killed daily since the coup,” Ibrahim Munir, a member of the Brotherhood’s political bureau, told AFP by telephone from London.

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` Mohammed Morsi Arrives at `Police Academy ‘ along with others for Trial over Killing Protesters ‘

#AceWorldNews – CAIRO – April 05 – Senior security source from the Interior Ministry has said that the helicopter transferring deposed President Mohamed Morsi arrived at Police Academy for trial, along with others, over killing protesters.

Morsy was transferred as usual from the runway to the courtroom under high security measures, the source told the state-run news agency MENA.

Security source earlier said on Saturday that the rest of suspects involved in the lawsuit arrived at the academy after being transferred from Tora Prison under tight security.

Edited translation from MENA

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` Egyptian Government has Approved Broadening of Terrorism Laws following Increase of Violent Outbreaks’

#AceWorldNews – CAIRO – April 04 – (RT) – The Egyptian government has approved the broadening of terrorism laws, following increased violence in the country.

For the new laws to come into force, they still need to be signed by interim President Adly Mansour.

The exact changes made to the laws have not been released so far. Egypt’s security forces have been the target of frequent attacks since a military-backed coup toppled former President Mohamed Morsi last July.

On Wednesday, a series of explosions killed three people outside Cairo University, including a police brigadier-general.


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` Egyptian Prosecutors are Blaming Five Masked Gunmen of the` Muslim Brotherhood ‘ for Killing Journalist ‘

#AceWorldNews – CAIRO – April 01 – Prosecutors in Egypt are blaming five masked gunmen from the Muslim Brotherhood for killing a woman journalist and four others the day before in Cairo, a judicial source said Saturday(AL-AN)

A protester who attended the Islamist demonstration said it was the police who had opened fire.

Journalist Mayada Ashraf from the privately owned Al-Dustour newspaper was shot in the head as she covered clashes between police and supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in the northern neighbourhood of Ein Shams.


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` Egyptian Soldier is Killed whilst Driving a Bus when his Vehicle was Attacked by Militants in Sinai Peninsula ‘

#AceWorldNews – EGYPT – March 30 – An Egyptian soldier, driving a bus of police officers, was killed Sunday when the vehicle was attacked by militants in the town of Al-Arish in the Sinai Peninsula, according to Reuters citing a source in the army.

Three of the policemen who were inside the bus were wounded in the attack, for which no one has yet claimed responsibility.

Egypt’s Foreign Ministry says there’s been a surge of violence by the Sinai-based militants since the army ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.


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` Pro-Morsi Protesters have Clashed with Security Forces and Egyptian people were Killed near University of Cairo – Reports ‘

#AceWorldNews – Cairo – March 26 – A health ministry official said that the Egyptian people were killed near the University of Cairo on Wednesday when demonstrators clashed supporters of former President Mohamed Morsi, with the security forces.

The official told Reuters that eight people were wounded, but gave no further details.

The protesters were demonstrating against a court ruling issued on Monday to refer the papers more than 500 people alleged to be members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Mufti of the Republic as a prelude to judgement executed.


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` Sisi meets with Military Leaders to tell them he is Resigning as Defence Minister to run for Presidency – Report ‘

#AceWorldNews – CAIRO – March 26 – Egyptian army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was meeting military leaders Wednesday to tell them he was resigning as defence minister to run for the presidency, Reuters said, citing a report of the state-run Al-Ahram newspaper.

Sisi was expected to announce the decision in a statement to be broadcast, sources say. Sisi, 59, is popular among Egyptians who supported the army’s decision to remove President Mohamed Morsi from power one year into his term.


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` Police Disperse ` Demonstrations ‘ over ` Mass Trials ‘ of ` Muslim Brotherhood ‘ Members in Egypt ‘

#AceWorldNews – EGYPT – March 25 – Police reportedly fired tear gas to disperse demonstrations on Tuesday over mass trials of Muslim Brotherhood members in Egypt.

About 700 people held protests at a university in the southern Egyptian town of Minya after the leader of the Brotherhood and 682 others went on trial on charges including murder, Reuters reported.

Hundreds of demonstrators also gathered at Alexandria University.

The previous day, more than 500 supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi were sentenced to death.


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` Thirteen Year-Old Boy Shot Dead in ` Violent Clashes ‘ between ` Police and Protesters ‘ in Egypt ‘

#AceWorldNews A 13 year-old boy was shot in violent clashes between police and protesters in Egypt’s south on Wednesday.

“Amr Aly Mohamed was killed by a gun shot during clashes between police and protesters,” deputy head of the Ministry of Health for the city of Beni Suef, Ahmed Anwar, told Reuters on Wednesday.

The protesters were rallying in support of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.

Since he was removed from his post by the army last year, violence and mass-rallies have been frequent across Egyptian cities, including Cairo.


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` Egypt’s Crackdown on `Islamist’s ‘ has Jailed 16,000 people with ` Rights Activist’s ‘ reporting Abuses in Prison’

#AceWorldNews CAIRO (AP) – Egypt’s crackdown on Islamists has jailed 16,000 people over the past eight months in the country’s biggest round-up in nearly two decades, according to previously unreleased figures from security officials.

Rights activists say reports of abuses in prisons are mounting, with prisoners describing systematic beatings and miserable conditions for dozens packed into tiny cells.

The Egyptian government has not released official numbers for those arrested in the sweeps since the military ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in July.

But four senior officials – two from the Interior Ministry and two from the military – gave The Associated Press a count of 16,000, including about 3,000 top- or mid-level members of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood.


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