Mohamed Morsy

  • Egypt sentences 529 Morsi supporters to death 24-03-2014 01:43 PM

    Cairo: A court in southern Egyptian has convicted 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, sentencing them to death on charges of murdering a policeman and attacking police. The court in Minya issued its ruling on Monday after only two sessions in which the defendants' lawyers complained they had...
  • Egypt court postpones Mohamed Morsi's trial 06-03-2014 05:45 PM

    The Cairo Criminal Court on Thursday suspended the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi over charges of inciting the killing of protestors, media reported. The defence also demanded that the court dissolve the judges' panel, saying the current panel was biased, Xinhua reported citing Nile TV. Morsi's trials over espionage...
  • Egypt to hold presidential election first: Mansour 26-01-2014 08:30 PM

    Egypt will hold a presidential election before parliamentary polls this year, interim President Adly Mansour said on Sunday, a move that could pave the way for the swift election of army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. "I have carried out several dialogues with political groups, which saw a majority in favour...
  • Egypt's Morsi faces fresh trial for 'insulting judiciary' 19-01-2014 10:12 PM

    Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and 25 others, including liberal activists and journalists, will be tried for "insulting the judiciary", the fourth case slapped on the Islamist leader. Attorney General Hisham Barakat has referred Morsi and 25 others to a criminal court for 'insulting the judiciary', state media reported on...
  • Egypt referendum: 12 killed in clashes during voting 15-01-2014 08:47 AM

    Cairo: Egyptians on Wednesday flocked to polling centres to vote on a new draft constitution widely seen as a referendum on a likely presidential bid by powerful army chief General El-Sissi since the overthrow of the Islamist regime, even as 12 people were killed in poll-related violence. The new charter...
  • 13 killed in clashes as Mohammed Morsi's supporters rally in Egypt 04-01-2014 11:49 AM

    At least 13 people were killed in clashes across Egypt during nationwide protests, demanding the reinstatement of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. The deaths of Muslim Brotherhood activists were reported in capital Cairo, Alexandria, the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, Fayoum and Minya, Egyptian health ministry said on Friday. Since...
  • One dead as students clash with police at Cairo university 29-12-2013 07:45 AM

    Cairo: At least one student was killed as supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with security forces at Egypt's prestigious Al Azhar University in Cairo amid a police crackdown on the banned group. The clashes broke out when students who support former president Mohammed Morsi refused to allow other students...
  • Egypt names Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group 26-12-2013 08:02 AM

    Egypt's military-backed interim government declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization on Wednesday, intensifying its campaign of arrests and prosecutions targeting its members and tightening the noose on the group's network of charities and businesses. The unprecedented executive decision likely ends any chance of reconciliation between the government and the...
  • Egypt to hold referendum on new draft constitution in January 15-12-2013 07:25 AM

    Cairo: Egypt on Saturday announced a referendum on a new draft constitution will be held in January, the first step towards reinstalling democratic rule in the country polarised since the removal of President Mohamed Morsi. "I call upon you to vote in a referendum on the draft revised constitution on...
  • Egypt: Police clashes with Islamist protestors at Tahrir Square 02-12-2013 11:34 AM

    Police fired tear gas to drive hundreds of supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president from Cairo's famed Tahrir Square on Sunday, as a panel tasked with amending the constitution adopted during his time in office agreed on changes to the text. The 50-member panel revising the Islamist-tilted charter adopted under...
  • Egypt expels Turkish ambassador, scales back 23-11-2013 08:26 PM

    Egypt downgraded diplomatic relations with Turkey on Saturday and ordered its ambassador expelled from Cairo, a sharp escalation in tensions between the two countries that have mounted since the Egyptian military's ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi this summer. Egypt's Foreign Ministry said the Turkish envoy has been considered persona...
  • Night curfew continues in Egypt 13-11-2013 11:26 AM

    The Egyptian army continued to impose the night curfew despite a ruling by the administrative court that the state of emergency be lifted. The curfew continued on Monday night even after the order earlier in the day to lift the 3-month-old state of emergency. The military spokesman said the army...
  • Egypt court suspends Mohamed Morsi's trial 04-11-2013 05:06 PM

    A Cairo court on Monday suspended the trial of Egypt's deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi after the Muslim Brotherhood defendants chanted slogans against the army for the July "military coup". Morsi arrived in the courthouse in his private clothes having refused to wear the uniform worn by those in preventive...
  • Mohamed Morsi faces trial in Egypt in test of democracy 04-11-2013 10:07 AM

    Cairo: The first freely elected Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, goes on trial on Monday, the second time in just over two years that a deposed president has found himself in court in Egypt, a pivotal Arab nation some fear is sliding back into autocratic rule. The trial raises the fear...
  • Amnesty urges Egypt to probe killing of Morsi protesters 15-10-2013 07:29 AM

    Cairo: Rights group Amnesty International has called on Egypt's government to launch a full and impartial investigation into the use of live ammunition by police to disperse protesters last week. The London-based group on Monday said police used excessive and deadly force against supporters of the ousted Islamist president and...
  • Mohamed Morsi faces trial as US reviews aid to Egypt 10-10-2013 11:38 AM

    Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi will stand trial on November 4 on charges of inciting the killing of protesters, a prospect sure to raise concern in Washington, already considering cutting aid as a way to urge Cairo to restore democracy. Morsi has been held in a secret location since his...
  • Egypt court announces trial for Mohammed Morsi 09-10-2013 04:51 PM

    Cairo: Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi will go on trial on Nov. 4 on charges of incitement to the killing of opponents while he was in office, an Egyptian court announced Wednesday. Morsi was ousted in a popularly-backed coup on July 3 and has been held incommunicado at an unknown...
  • Clashes across Egypt kill 51, Muslim Brotherhood calls for more protests at Tahrir Sqaure 07-10-2013 12:18 PM

    At least 51 people were killed in clashes in Egyptian cities on Sunday, security sources said, after opponents and supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi took to the streets in one of the bloodiest days since the army seized power. In a sign of more possible violence to come, an...
  • Egyptian court bans Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood 24-09-2013 09:08 AM

    An Egyptian court on Monday banned deposed President Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood and ordered its funds seized, a crippling strike in the campaign to crush the Islamist movement. The case was brought by a lawyer from the leftist Tagammu party on the grounds of protecting Egyptians from violence. It was...
  • Egypt: Hosni Mubarak waves to supporters as his trial resumes 15-09-2013 09:36 AM

    An Egyptian judge on Saturday named top security officials to testify in the retrial of former President Hosni Mubarak on charges related to the killings of around 900 protesters during the 2011 uprising that led to his ouster. The 85-year-old longtime autocrat's previous conviction for failing to stop the killings...
  • Egypt: Mohamed Morsi remanded to custody for another 30 days 13-09-2013 04:52 PM

    Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi has been remanded in custody for 30 more days on charges of jailbreak, relevant murder and spying for the Palestinian Hamas movement. The investigative judge, Hassan Samir, also ordered the detention of Rifaa el-Tahtawy, Morsi's chief-of-staff, for 30 days pending investigation into charges of spying...
  • Egypt constitute 50-member panel to amend Islamist-backed constitution 08-09-2013 05:54 PM

    A 50-member panel tasked with amending Egypt's Islamist-backed 2012 constitution has convened for the first time to look into key changes of disputed articles. The panel dominated by secularist parties and liberal public figures met on Sunday to elect its president and draft bylaws. It has two months to finalise...
  • 10 killed as Egypt launches deadly assault on Sinai militants 08-09-2013 08:41 AM

    At least 10 people were killed and 20 others injured on Saturday as Egypt's army launched a major air and ground assault on Sinai militants in one of the largest military operation in years. The operation has largely targeted militants in North Sinai's towns of Sheikh Zwayed and Rafah amid...
  • Egypt's interior minister survives car bomb attack in Cairo 05-09-2013 03:20 PM

    A car bombing on Thursday targeted the convoy of Egypt's interior minister in Cairo's eastern Nasr City district, security officials said. The minister, Mohammed Ibrahim, survived the attack. The officials said it was not clear whether the late morning explosion was caused by a suicide car bombing or an explosives-laden...
  • Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood demands independent fact-finding committee 02-09-2013 06:02 PM

    Amid a security crackdown on its members, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has demanded the formation of to carry out surprise inspections of detention centres and investigate all violations committed against prisoners. The Coup Crime Watch (CCW) group, formed by the Muslim Brotherhood to object to the ouster former president Mohammad Morsi,...
  • Morsi to face trial for inciting murder: State-run TV 02-09-2013 10:50 AM

    Cairo: Deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi will face trial in a criminal court for committing and inciting violence, state-run television has reported without giving a date for the hearing. Public prosecutor Hesham Barakat referred 62-year-old Morsi and 14 other Muslim Brotherhood members to a criminal court here on charges "of...
  • Al-Qaeda affiliate urges attacks on Egyptian army 31-08-2013 03:22 PM

    One of Al Qaeda-linked most militant affiliates has called on Egyptians to take up arms against their army, saying a bloody crackdown on Islamist protesters showed peaceful methods were futile, according to an Internet statement posted on Saturday. Scores of Egyptian security forces have been killed in a series of...
  • Clashes reported as thousands of Morsi supporters march in Egypt 31-08-2013 12:12 AM

    Thousands of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi marched through Cairo and cities across Egypt on Friday to demand his reinstatement, in the movement's biggest show of defiance since hundreds of protesters were killed two weeks ago. Although most marches passed without major incident, three deaths were reported, and...
  • Egypt to clamp down on Al Jazeera's Egyptian channel 30-08-2013 05:51 AM

    Egypt's military-backed government is to clamp down on Al Jazeera's Egyptian television channel, accusing it of threatening national security, the state news agency MENA said on Thursday. The channel this week aired statements from two leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood including a call for protests against Egypt's new rulers. The...
  • Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood official and warns protesters 30-08-2013 02:42 AM

    Egyptian police captured a senior Muslim Brotherhood official on Thursday and threatened to use live rounds at planned anti-government rallies, pressing ahead with a campaign that has thrown Egypt's oldest Islamist organisation into disarray. Mohamed Beltagi, a leader of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, had urged Egyptians to join...