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Protests erupt across Egypt on Saturday after surprise Mubarak verdict

Others | 4 June 2012
22:30 Nationwide Egyptians are still in the streets: reports are coming in of a huge march in Sinai on 23 July street and sit-ins in Al-Qaed Ibrahim Mosque in Alexandria, meanwhile thousands are still occupying Tahrir Square. As of yet no official sit-in has been called but numbers are not waning. And so, this live update team bids you good night, we are signing off – follow Ahram Online's coverage of events as they continue to develop. .. More

Acquitted general to try to return to work at Interior Ministry

Others | 4 June 2012
Major General Omar al-Faramawy, former head of 6th October Security Directorate, told Al-Masry Al-Youm that he hopes to return to work at the Interior Ministry after being acquitted Saturday by Cairo Criminal Court in the case of killing protesters during the 25 January revolution. .. More

Human Rights Watch welcomes Mubarak conviction and slams acquittal of Egypt police chiefs

Others | 4 June 2012
(London, June 2, 2012) – The landmark conviction of the former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on June 2, 2012, on charges of complicity in the murder of peaceful protesters during pro-democracy protests sends a powerful message to Egypt’s future leaders that they are not above the law, Human Rights Watch said today. However, the acquittal of four assistant ministers of interior on the grounds of insufficient evidence highlights the failure of the prosecution to fully investigate responsibility for the shooting of protesters in January 2011, giving a green light to future police abuse, Human Rights Watch said. .. More

Court fails to deliver justice to martyrs' families, human rights groups say

Others | 4 June 2012
Amnesty International criticized the Cairo Criminal Court Saturday for failing to deliver justice in the trials of former officials. .. More

Anger and disappointment in the street following Mubarak case ruling

Others | 4 June 2012
Taxi driver Khaled Morsy has been crying since he heard Saturday morning that former President Hosni Mubarak and his interior minister Habib al-Adly were sentenced to life in prison, while Mubarak's two sons and six interior ministry officials were acquitted. Hiding behind dark glasses, Morsy has more questions than answers. .. More

Mubarak transferred to Tora prison for 25-year sentence

Others | 2 June 2012
The historic trial of toppled President Hosni Mubarak is set to wrap up today when the presiding judge, Ahmed Refaat, hands down a verdict. The trial began in August 2011 and was adjourned on 22 February when Refaat declared that a verdict will be pronounced on 2 June. The former president could face a variety of punishments, up to the death penalty, for charges of conspring to kill protesters during the uprising in January and February 2011. His former Minister of Interior Habib al-Adly faces the same charges in the same trial. Mubarak, along with his sons Gamal and Alaa, are also charged with corruption for involvement in selling state land at below-market prices. The trial is being held at the Police Academy in the Fifth Settlement on the eastern outskirts of Cairo. .. More

Mubarak transferred to Tora prison for 25-year sentence

Others | 2 June 2012
The historic trial of toppled President Hosni Mubarak is set to wrap up today when the presiding judge, Ahmed Refaat, hands down a verdict. The trial began in August 2011 and was adjourned on 22 February when Refaat declared that a verdict will be pronounced on 2 June. The former president could face a variety of punishments, up to the death penalty, for charges of conspring to kill protesters during the uprising in January and February 2011. His former Minister of Interior Habib al-Adly faces the same charges in the same trial. Mubarak, along with his sons Gamal and Alaa, are also charged with corruption for involvement in selling state land at below-market prices. The trial is being held at the Police Academy in the Fifth Settlement on the eastern outskirts of Cairo. .. More

Two released, another two detained in Shafiq campaign office arson

Others | 1 June 2012
The Dokki Prosecution has ordered the detention of Bahaa Bastawisi, a member of the Democratic Front Party, and Sultan Mohamed, for four days pending investigation into the arson of presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq’s campaign offices, and ordered the release of two other suspects who proved they did not take part in the incident. .. More

Egypt motorists thirsty for fuel after third shortage this year

Others | 1 June 2012
Egyptian petrol stations are currently suffering this year's third fuel shortage, with motorists across the country frequently forced to wait in long lines to fill up their tanks. .. More

Secular forces put forward conditions for presidential candidates

Others | 1 June 2012
A number of secular forces on Wednesday presented 12 conditions for the presidential candidates to pledge to, most notably the formation of a presidential staff that is comprised of parliamentarians that the candidates would disclose before the run-off. .. More

Finance Ministry provides additional funding for wheat, petroleum subsidies

Others | 1 June 2012
Finance Minister Momtaz al-Saeed decided to provide the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade with LE1 billion to disburse payments to wheat farmers for imported wheat, raising the sum allocated for the same purpose to about LE4.5 billion since beginning of the importing season. .. More

20,000 police, 160 tanks to secure Mubarak trial ahead of verdict

Others | 1 June 2012
In anticipation of a violent reaction to former President Hosni Mubarak's sentencing, officials unveiled a plan to secure the Saturday session of his trial that includes the deployment of 160 tanks and thousands of police officers. .. More

Hundreds march from Shubra to Tahrir to protest Morsy and Shafiq

Others | 31 May 2012
Scores of young people and various revolutionary forces on Tuesday marched from Shubra to Tahrir Square to denounce Ahmed Shafiq and Mohamed Morsy competing in the presidential election run-off. .. More

Wafd Party says its members should choose freely between candidates in presidential run-off

Others | 31 May 2012
The Wafd Party has announced its members have the right to choose freely between the candidates in the presidential election run-off on 16 and 17 June, in conformity with the rule of law. .. More

Sabbahi campaigners accepts his elimination peacefully

Others | 31 May 2012
Renowned film producer Mohamed El-Adl, a prominent member of Hamdeen Sabbahi’s presidential campaign, has said members of the campaign had accepted the elimination of their candidate, although demonstrators in Tahrir Square had called on the Nasserist to join them and protest the final results of Egypt’s presidential election first round. .. More

Parliament does not interfere in presidential election, says speaker

Others | 31 May 2012
People’s Assembly Speaker Saad al-Katatny said on Tuesday that, “Parliament is impartial to all presidential candidates and does not interfere in the election.” Katatny’s statement came in response to independent MP Mohamed al-Omda’s claims that Parliament is supporting Mohamed Morsy, the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate. .. More

Bastawisi returns to bench in Kuwait after losing presidential race

Others | 31 May 2012
Hesham al-Bastawisi will return to Kuwait to work as a judge after not proceeding to the second round of the presidential election. .. More

Protests erupt against Shafiq

Others | 30 May 2012
Protests erupted in Alexandria and Cairo after the Presidential Elections Commission officially announced Monday that former regime figure Ahmed Shafiq will be facing off against the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsy in the runoff for Egypt's top post next month. Hundreds more had joined the protests in Tahrir Square by Monday night, blocking traffic in the square. .. More

Secular forces jointly call for civil state after first round result

Others | 30 May 2012
Defeated presidential candidates and political parties plan to issue a consensus document Wednesday articulating the demands of what they call the “wide secular current,” which wants a civil state, not candidates representing Islamism or the Mubarak regime. .. More

Tahrir protesters want candidate Hamdeen to help them take on Shafiq

Others | 30 May 2012
Protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, who showed up in the epicenter of the 2011 uprising Monday evening in the wake of the official announcement of the presidential elections’ first round results, urged disqualified revolutionary candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi to join them while demonstrating. .. More

Parliament committee revises maximum pay legislation

Others | 30 May 2012
The People's Assembly's Budget and Planning Committee endorsed Monday an amendment to the law linking maximum wages to minimum wages, capping the former at LE50,000 per month. .. More