A Cairo court has sentenced 17 Al-Azhar University students to 14 years in jail on charges of storming the university headquarters, judicial sources said on Thursday.
Clashes erupted Wednesday between students affiliated with the group Students Against the Coup and security forces during protests at a number of universities, including Al-Azhar, Alexandria, Cairo, and Beni Suef.
The trial of 48 Muslim Brotherhood defendants including Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie was postponed on Wednesday, after the defendants were not brought to court.
Several governorates and cities across Egypt witnessed rallies of pro-Morsi supporters Wednesday as part of the National Alliance to Support Legitimacy's call for protests marking the 19 March anniversary of the referendum on constitutional amendments in 2011.
The Muslim Brotherhood-led National Alliance to Support Legitimacy (NASL) announced on Wednesday that it had documented 1,182 deaths in last August's violent dispersal of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya protest camp in support of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.
Several allegations of “torture” have been brought against Muslim Brotherhood members since 2011, accusations that have led to two high-profile trials.
A leading member of the pro-Muslim Brotherhood Wasat Party has proposed an initiative to end Egypt's ongoing political crisis in which detained supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi would be released in exchange for an immediate halt in street protests.
Students launched protests Wednesday in different universities, leading to the eruption of clashes between demonstrators and police forces.
A UK Coptic Orthodox leader gave an address in Westminster this week, in which he underlined the importance of bridging religious divides between Muslims and Christians in Egypt.
The Cairo Appeal Court refused on Monday a request by the defense team of ousted President Mohamed Morsi to replace one of the sitting judges in the case of the Ithadeya presidential palace clashes, reported the Dostour newspaper.
A Muslim Brotherhood-led political coalition was forced to cancel a planned press conference on Tuesday after security forces stormed the venue where the event was due to take place.
Dozens of Brotherhood students at Ain Shams University on Tuesday marched from the main campus to the faculties of commerce and pharmacy to protest the return of the university guard and the referral of their colleagues to disciplinary councils.
Students sympathizing with the Muslim Brotherhood stormed Al-Azhar University campus’ section designated for women Tuesday, according to a Youm7 reporter.
Khanka Misdemeanor Court sentenced Heliopolis policeman to 10 years in prison. Other three officers were given a suspended sentence to one year in prison with over involvement in death of 37 inmates and injury of others in prison truck while being transferred from the police station to Abu Zaabal prison.
An appeal court has refused to replace a judge in a trial involving Mohamed Morsi and 14 other Muslim Brotherhood leaders.
Violent clashes broke out between groups of Brotherhood and pro-military students of Al-Azhar University in Dakahliya. Police stormed the campus and fired tear gas to break up the clashes, and the students responded by throwing stones.
The Cairo Appeal Court rejected on Monday a request by Muslim Brotherhood figure Essam al-Erian demanding two judges from the Cairo Criminal Court be replaced. Erian and other Brotherhood leaders are currently being tried over the killing of protestors at the Ittihadiya Palace.
Samah Ibrahim a journalist at the Muslim Brotherhood affiliated Freedom and Justice newspaper was sentenced Monday to one year in prison, along with nine other MB supporters, Ashraf Abbas, a human rights researcher and a coordinator at the Journalists against Torture Monitor, told The Cairo Post.
Twenty three students at Al-Azhar University in Cairo were dismissed after two days of protests, Ahmed Hussein, Al-Azhar University’s deputy head told The Cairo Post Monday.
The Jamaa al-Islamiya and the Muslim Brotherhood condemned on Saturday the killing of six military personnel in Musturud saying it violated Sharia and aimed to create chaos.
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