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An Egyptian court on Sunday upheld a five-year prison sentence for the country's former anti-corruption chief, found guilty of insulting the military.

Hisham Geneina has been sentenced to five years behind bars for remarks made about the military regime during the Egyptian presidential campaign.

A cabinet of kleptocracy in Sisi's pseudo-parliament

Sam Hamad

A cabinet of kleptocracy in Sisi's pseudo-parliament

Comment: In Egypt's recent election Sisi was simply re-anointed as president without any fuss, but the ghosts of the revolution will persist, writes Sam Hamad.

Egypt former anti-corruption chief to stand military trial

The New Arab

Egypt former anti-corruption chief to stand military trial

An Egyptian military court has referred a former anti-corruption chief to a military trial on charges of "spreading fake news", after he said he ...

Egypt fines newspaper for 'critical coverage of elections'

The New Arab

Egypt fines newspaper for 'critical coverage of elections'

Al-Masry al-Youm has been fined over $8,000 for its critical coverage of the Egyptian elections in the midst of a state crackdown on the press.

The New Arab

Egypt 'to release' detained Sisi presidential rival Anan

Egyptian authorities are reportedly working to release a former military chief of staff, who was arrested after announcing his intention to run in this week's presidential election.

Amelia Smith

As Egypt's rights violations increase, so does British investment

Comment: Britain is taking advantage of Egypt's corruption and turmoil to generate economic return, writes Amelia Smith.

The New Arab & agencies

Media under official scrutiny ahead of Egypt poll

Sisi has warned against 'defamation' of security forces, a day after his prosecution warned it would take legal action against 'false news.'

The New Arab & agencies

Egyptian journalist still missing after being detained by police

HuffPost Arabi journalist Moataz Wadnan and his family members were detained on 13 February at a checkpoint in a Cairo suburb.

Anan 'could face execution' for possession of military secrets

The New Arab

Anan 'could face execution' for possession of military secrets

A legal expert has claimed that Sami Anan could face the death penalty for possessing military documents he threatened to use as blackmail, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt arrests ex-presidential candidate Abul Fotouh

Egyptian police have arrested Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh, a leading government critic and party leader, along with five of his aides on Wednesday, ...

Egypt arrests barred presidential challenger's aide after 'blackmail threat'

The New Arab

Egypt arrests barred presidential challenger's aide after 'blackmail threat'

Egyptian police have arrested the country's former anti-graft chief after he suggested that a presidential hopeful he campaigned for had ...

Sisi's Sinai operation is counter-democracy, not counter-terrorist

Robert Springborg

Sisi's Sinai operation is counter-democracy, not counter-terrorist

Comment: The real purpose of Sisi's operation is to reassure and intimidate voters, to glorify the president, and to distract from the regime's ...

Egypt: Jailed presidential hopeful Sami Anan threatens military blackmail

The New Arab

Egypt: Jailed presidential hopeful Sami Anan threatens military blackmail

Imprisoned former Egyptian presidential hopeful has threatened to divulge military secrets should he be mistreated in detention, as a leading ...

Pro-Sisi politician to 'run against Sisi' as last-minute candidate

The New Arab & agencies

Pro-Sisi politician to 'run against Sisi' as last-minute candidate

The last-minute surprise candidacy comes with Sisi, who has led an authoritarian regime since 2014, set to romp home to victory and another ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egyptians urged to boycott Sisi's elections after high-profile withdrawals

Egyptian public figures are demanding a boycott of the elections as Sisi runs unopposed.

The New Arab

Egypt opposition call for boycott of Sisi presidential election

Leading Egyptian opposition figures have called for the boycott of March's presidential election, after the harassment and arrests of Sisi ...

The New Arab

Egypt's leading anti-corruption campaigner brutally attacked outside Cairo home

A key aide of Egypt President Abdul Fatah al-Sisi's main challenger Hisham Geneina has been badly hurt after the ...

The New Arab

Corruption costs Cairo $1 billion over past 3 years

Egyptian officials have said the cost of corruption in greater Cairo alone over the past three years since the military takeover has cost the ...

Egypt convicts top anti-graft tsar for reporting government corruption

The New Arab

Egypt convicts top anti-graft tsar for reporting government corruption

Egypt's former anti-corruption chief was sentenced to one year in prison for 'exaggerating' the impact of graft on the country.

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt's anti-graft tsar becomes public enemy number one

Egypt's anti-corruption chief Hisham Geneina has been fired from his position, charged with spreading false information and ...

Arrest warrant issued for Egypt's Chief Auditor

The New Arab

Arrest warrant issued for Egypt's Chief Auditor

The Egyptian Attorney General on Monday issued an arrest warrant for Hisham Geneina, Egypt's Chief Auditor, who was known for ...

Outspoken Egyptian auditor attacked over wife's Palestinian origins

Imogen Lambert

Outspoken Egyptian auditor attacked over wife's Palestinian origins

Blog: Egypt's chief auditor, who has investigated and revealed government corruption, is the target of media smears focusing on his wife's ...

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