Egypt court jails dissident Alaa Abdel Fattah for 5 years

An Egyptian court on Feb. 23 sentenced Alaa Abdel Fattah, a leading dissident in the 2011 uprising that toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak, to five years in prison over an illegal protest.
The remaining 24 defendants in the case received sentences ranging from three to 15 years.

Notorious Egypt police back under spotlight after killings

A stampede at a Cairo stadium earlier this month, much like a politically-loaded football brawl in the Suez Canal city of Port Said three years ago, is shining a spotlight on Egypt's unreformed, unabashedly violent, and politically powerful police and security forces amid confusion over what precisely happened and how many fans died.

Egypt's Morsi to face fifth trial for incitement to murder

An Egyptian military court will try deposed president Mohamed Morsi and 198 Islamist leaders and supporters over a deadly protest in 2013 following his overthrow, a prosecution source said Feb. 18
The defendants in the trial, which will start on February 23, also include Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie, the official MENA news agency reported.

Al-Jazeera journalists freed from Egypt prison: families

Two Al-Jazeera journalists were freed feb. 13 from an Egyptian prison pending retrial, their families said, after spending more than a year in jail in a case that provoked global uproar.
A Cairo court on Feb. 12 ordered the release of Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, an Egyptian, who are facing retrial on charges of supporting the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood.