Mohammed Morsi

  • Egypt court jails Morsi's son for year on hashish charges July 2, 2014

    Cairo: An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced a son of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and one of his friends to a year in prison each for possession and use of hashish. Abdullah Morsi, 19, and his friend were arrested on March 1 after allegedly being found in possession of two...
  • Egypt Muslim Brotherhood chief given new death sentence June 19, 2014

    Cairo: A court in Egypt on Thursday sentenced to death Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie and 13 others over violence that killed 10 people in Cairo in summer 2013. Since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July, hundreds of his supporters and Badie himself have already been sentenced...
  • Sisi declared Egypt president-elect with 96.9 per cent votes June 4, 2014

    Cairo: Ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi won 96.9 percent of votes in Egypt's presidential election, the electoral commission announced Tuesday, almost a year after he overthrew elected Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi. Turnout in last week's election, hastily extended to three days amid fears of low turnout, was 47.45 percent, said commission...
  • Egypt court sentences 102 Islamists to 10 years in jail May 4, 2014

    Cairo: More than 100 supporters of Egypt's deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi were sentenced to ten years in jail on Saturday on charges of killing and inciting violence, judicial sources said. The verdicts for the 102 defendants, handed down ahead of a May 26-27 presidential election, relate to deaths that occurred...
  • Egypt sentences 683 to death in mass trial April 28, 2014

    Minya: Defence lawyers say an Egyptian judge has sentenced to death more than 680 alleged supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president over acts of violence and the murder of policemen in the latest mass trial in Egypt that included the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader Mohammed Badie. Attorney Ahmed Hefni told...
  • Egypt sentences Mohammed Morsi supporters to up to 88 years in jail April 27, 2014

    Cairo: An Egyptian court on Saturday convicted and sentenced 11 alleged supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president to up to 88 years in prison on charges that include violating a protest law and assaulting police. The case comes amid a sweeping crackdown by Egypt's military-backed government against the Muslim Brotherhood....
  • Egypt sentences 529 Morsi supporters to death March 24, 2014

    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 no...
  • Egypt court postpones Mohamed Morsi's trial March 6, 2014

    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 and jailbreak...
  • Egypt to hold presidential election first: Mansour January 26, 2014

    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 of...
  • Egypt's Morsi faces fresh trial for 'insulting judiciary' January 19, 2014

    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 Sunday. These...
  • Egypt referendum: 12 killed in clashes during voting January 15, 2014

    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 aims...
  • 13 killed in clashes as Mohammed Morsi's supporters rally in Egypt January 4, 2014

    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 Morsi's ouster...
  • One dead as students clash with police at Cairo university December 29, 2013

    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 December 26, 2013

    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 85-year-old...
  • Egypt to hold referendum on new draft constitution in January December 15, 2013

    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 January...
  • Egypt: Police clashes with Islamist protestors at Tahrir Square December 2, 2013

    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 former...
  • Egypt expels Turkish ambassador, scales back November 23, 2013

    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 non...
  • Night curfew continues in Egypt November 13, 2013

    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 will...
  • Egypt court suspends Mohamed Morsi's trial November 4, 2013

    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 detention,...
  • Mohamed Morsi faces trial in Egypt in test of democracy November 4, 2013

    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 of...
  • Amnesty urges Egypt to probe killing of Morsi protesters October 15, 2013

    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 that,...
  • Mohamed Morsi faces trial as US reviews aid to Egypt October 10, 2013

    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 overthrow...
  • Egypt court announces trial for Mohammed Morsi October 9, 2013

    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 location...
  • Clashes across Egypt kill 51, Muslim Brotherhood calls for more protests at Tahrir Sqaure October 7, 2013

    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 alliance...
  • Egyptian court bans Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood September 24, 2013

    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 not stated...
  • Egypt: Hosni Mubarak waves to supporters as his trial resumes September 15, 2013

    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 was...
  • Egypt: Mohamed Morsi remanded to custody for another 30 days September 13, 2013

    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 for...
  • Egypt constitute 50-member panel to amend Islamist-backed constitution September 8, 2013

    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 constitutional...
  • 10 killed as Egypt launches deadly assault on Sinai militants September 8, 2013

    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 increased...
  • Egypt's interior minister survives car bomb attack in Cairo September 5, 2013

    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 car...