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Prosecution dismisses charges against activist Alaa Abdel Fattah

Prosecution dismisses charges against activist Alaa Abdel Fattah | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Egyptian prosecutor, Hazem Salah, decided on Tuesday to dismiss the charges pressed against prominent political activist, Alaa Abdel Fattah, in the case of inciting violence at the clashes that occurred at the Muslim Brotherhood's headquarters in Muqattam on Friday.

The well-known Egyptian blogger refused to make any statements before the prosecution, demanding the assignment of an investigating judge to question him on the charges.(...)

 

Hundreds gathered outside Egypt's high court on Tuesday to protest the attorney general's decision to arrest the political activists. 

 

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Égypte: des membres de l'opposition convoqués

Égypte: des membres de l'opposition convoqués | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

La justice égyptienne a convoqué lundi plusieurs politiciens et militants de l’opposition afin de les interroger au sujet de leur rôle présumé dans les actes de violence commis contre les membres des Frères musulmans, le parti du président Mohammed Morsi.

Ces convocations ont été annoncées une journée après que M. Morsi eut prévenu ses détracteurs qu’il pourrait avoir recours à des mesures d’urgence, dont il n’a pas précisé la nature exacte, pour protéger le pays.

 

Plus: http://journalmetro.com/monde/281165/egypte-des-membres-de-lopposition-convoques/

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Egypt seeks prisoner swap with Libya

Egypt seeks prisoner swap with Libya | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Egypt is seeking to swap four members of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime arrested in Cairo with a group of Egyptians detained in Libya, two Egyptian judicial sources said on Wednesday.

 

A source at the Libyan justice ministry said the idea had been raised in talks on judicial cooperation between Libyan officials and the assistant Egyptian prosecutor general, Hassan Yasine, who has been on an official visit to Tripoli this week.

 

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Prosecution detains 15 over Brotherhood headquarters clashes

Prosecution detains 15 over Brotherhood headquarters clashes | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Egypt Independent 

The Public Prosecution ordered the detention of 15 people Sunday for alleged involvement in clashes at the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Moqattam, and ordered investigations into why they were present in the area at the time of the clashes.

The clashes took place Saturday between demonstrators on one side and Central Security Forces and Brotherhood members on the other. Authorities charged those arrested with thuggery, assaulting police, rioting, and possessing weapons, stones and Molotov cocktails.

Prosecutors also ordered the arrest of people accused of beating journalists and photographers that day.

Civil society and political groups as well as journalists condemned Saturday’s attack on activists and reporters. They protested outside the Brotherhood headquarters Sunday, and renewed clashes broke out between protesters and Central Security Forces.

They also called for a demonstration at the same location Friday. Members of the National Salvation Front opposition coalition and the liberal National Association for Change, as well as leftist former presidential candidate Khaled Ali, called for the demonstration, titled “Restoration of Dignity.”

Dozens of reporters and activists had protested at the Journalists Syndicate earlier Sunday against the attack, in which witnesses said Brotherhood members used sticks and iron chains against protesters and journalists, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported. 

Newly elected Journalists Syndicate chief Diaa Rashwan and Al-Masry Al-Youm Editor-in-Chief Yasser Rizq, as well as syndicate board members Khaled al-Balshy, Hana Fekry and Abeer al-Saady participated in the demonstration.

Protesters chanted, “Hey, reporters, it was members of the Brotherhood who beat you!”

Rashwan said the attack on the reporters was unjustified.

 

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Three students charged with planned attack on Muslim Brotherhood HQ in Egypt

Egyptian authorities Tuesday ordered jailing for three students pending further questioning on charges of attempting to attack the headquarters of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood, said judicial sources.

Five other suspects were released on a bail of LE500 (Dh333) each pending further investigations on the same charges, added the sources.

The eight denied the charges, claiming that they had happened to be near the building in the area of Moqattam on the outskirts of Cairo when the police arrested them. They accused the police of framing them up.

Policemen told investigators the eight students had been arrested in possession of petrol bombs aimed at setting the building on fire.

 

Dozens of activists, meanwhile, gathered outside the Moqattam police station, demanding release of all suspects.(...)

 

http://gulfnews.com/news/region/egypt/three-students-charged-with-planned-attack-on-muslim-brotherhood-hq-in-egypt-1.1157392

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Citizens arrest powers provoke strong debate in Egypt

Citizens arrest powers provoke strong debate in Egypt | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

The Sunday announcement by Egyptian Prosecutor-General Talaat Abdullah that citizens have the right to arrest "vandals" has caused a firestorm of controversy.

 

 

"Egypt's prosecutor-general urges all citizens to exercise the right afforded them by Article 37 of Egypt's criminal procedure law issued in year 1950 to arrest anyone found committing a crime and refer them to official personnel," said a statement issued by the prosecutor-general's office.

Another statement issued on Monday by the prosecutor-general's office said that "the statement of the prosecutor-general did not include granting 'judicial arrest' powers to citizens, but rather granting the judicial arrest to officers as defined officially in the law."

Nevertheless, the statements of the prosecutor-general opened an angry debate about security issues in the face of an ongoing police strike in a number of governorates.  

A number of Islamist political groupings welcomed the initial statement of the prosecutor-general. State news agency MENA reported that Alaa Abu El-Nasr, the secretary-general of Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya's Building and Development Party, praised the move.

"The decision of the prosecutor-general to grant citizens the right to arrest vandals is a correct decision based on the law," Abu El-Nasr told the media.

(Ahram Online)

 

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Armed Forces right to arrest civilians is temporary

Armed Forces right to arrest civilians is temporary | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
A military source said that the power of the Armed Forces to arrest civilians, outlined in a law approved by President Mohamed Morsy on Wednesday, is temporary, lasting until the results of the parliamentary elections are announced.
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The new law would gives the defense minister the power to determine the location of the deployment. “The size and numbers of forces that will be handling security has not as yet been specified,” the source told Al-Masry Al-Youm.

“The responsibility of the Armed Forces is limited to supporting the police, and fully coordinating with them to maintain security and protect vital installations in the country for a temporary period ending with the completion of the elections,” he said.

Proposed by the Cabinet on Monday, the law outlining these powers was approved by the Shura Council the same day, and approved by Morsy on Wednesday. According to the law, the military will act as a police force, which means suspects will be referred to a civilian, rather than military, trial.

The Armed Forces were previously given temporary arrest powers during the constitutional referendum in December.

The date of the parliamentary elections has yet to be set.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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Prosecutors deny link between activist arrests and Morsy speech

Prosecutors deny link between activist arrests and Morsy speech | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

A top judicial official on Monday has denied any links between the arrest warrants issued against anti-Muslim Brotherhood activists and President Mohamed Morsy’s speech on Sunday threatening "necessary measures" against any politician accused of inciting violence.

Mostafa Doweidar, the official spokesperson for the Public Prosecution, said that the arrest warrants against the five activists showed that they were involved in the violent incidents erupted in the area surrounding the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Moqattam.(...)

Doweidar added that the South Cairo Prosecution’s office is investigating the Moqattam clashes, while the Public Prosecution is handling investigation into the inciters of the violence.

 

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Egypt prosecutor orders activists arrested

Egypt prosecutor orders activists arrested | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Egypt's prosecutor general on Monday ordered the arrest of five prominent political activists pending questioning about violence near the Muslim Brotherhood's headquarters last week, a statement from the prosecutor's office said.

Those ordered arrested included Alaa Abd El-Fattah, a prominent blogger. The five were also banned from travel.

(From Reuters): http://www.courant.com/news/nation-world/sns-rt-us-egypt-arrestsbre92o0nt-20130325,0,4410417.story

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Trois anciens responsables libyens arrêtés en Egypte

Trois anciens responsables libyens arrêtés en Egypte | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Trois responsables de l'ancien régime libyen ont été arrêtés mardi par la police égyptienne, a-t-on appris de source proche de la sécurité.


Ahmed Gaddafuldam, cousin de Mouammar Kadhafi qui fut émissaire spécial de la Libye à l'ambassade du Caire, Ali Maria, ancien ambassadeur de Libye en Egypte, et Mohamed Ibrahim Mansour, ancien directeur d'un fonds libyen sous Kadhafi, figuraient sur une liste établie par Interpol.

 

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7 Arrested in Egypt for Collecting Military Info -

Egyptian security forces arrested seven Palestinian-Arabs on suspicion of collecting material on sensitive military installations in the country. The seven were arrested at the Cairo airport carrying maps of military bases. According to intelligence sources in Egypt, the men arrived in Cairo after visiting Syria and Iran, using fake passports.

 

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/264275

 

 

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Rights group condemns child arrest following prosecution's decision

Rights group condemns child arrest following prosecution's decision | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Egypt's Coalition for Child Rights (ECCR) denounced on Tuesday the act of some members of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) of the Muslim Brotherhood group who arrested four children on Monday in front of the party's headquarter in Mukattam.

The FJP members turned the children in to the police station, accusing them of attempting to burn the party headquarters.

Lawyer of the Coalition said that arresting the children came in effect of the prosecution's decision that authorizes citizens to arrest others.

He said that up to this moment the children, aged between 15 - 18 years, are still detained.

Egypt’s general prosecution issued a decision on Sunday that grants individual citizens the right to turn in whoever is caught in the criminal act of vandalism to the authorities.

 

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Police arrest Faragalla workers

Police arrest Faragalla workers | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Police arrested 16 Faragalla factory workers in Alexandria on Saturday on charges of inciting strikes, disrupting work, and assaulting employees in the workplace using cold weapons.

Prosecutors had ordered the arrest of 27 workers earlier in the day after factory owner Farag Amer accused them of causing the three-day long strike that shut down the factory. The other 11 remain at large.

Amer and the workers had signed an agreement mediated by the labour ministry on Friday leading to the temporary suspension of the strike and reopening of the factory.

Independent Faragalla Workers Syndicate leader Magdi Abdel Salam, quoted in a statement by the Egyptian Democratic Workers Conference, said workers were surprised when they turned up to the factory on Saturday to find that 27 of them had been called to the company’s legal affairs department and charged with inciting strikes, disrupting work, and violence. (Daily news Egypt)

 

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