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Draft law suggests harshening penalty for domestic abuse to up to 5 years in prison
Egypt

Draft law suggests harshening penalty for domestic abuse to up to 5 years in prison

MP Amal Salama, a member of the Media and Culture Committee in Egypt’s House of Representatives has completed preparing new…
Egypt passes bill criminalizing bullying, with minimum sentence of 6 months in prison
Egypt

Egypt passes bill criminalizing bullying, with minimum sentence of 6 months in prison

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly on Wednesday approved a draft law amending some provisions of the country’s penal code, including…
Egypt’s National Council for Women to propose toughening anti-FGM law
Egypt

Egypt’s National Council for Women to propose toughening anti-FGM law

Egypt’s National Council for Women said on Monday that it is in the process of studying the article related to…
Penalties for infringing on government property to increase
Egypt

Penalties for infringing on government property to increase

The Egyptian parliament approved in its plenary session on Monday an amendment to the penal code including a draft law…
Child rapist handed seven-year prison sentence
Egypt

Child rapist handed seven-year prison sentence

Banha Criminal Court sentenced a defendant on Tuesday to seven years of rigorous imprisonment for raping a seven-year-old child at…
PM meets head of National Council for Women
Egypt

PM meets head of National Council for Women

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli met Wednesday with President of the National Council for Women Maya Morsi to follow up on…
Parliament amends law to jail terrorists’ family members in cases of non-reporting
Egypt

Parliament amends law to jail terrorists’ family members in cases of non-reporting

Egypt’s Parliament approved on Tuesday a bill with amendments to the Penal Code, allowing authorities to jail family members of…
MPs mull removing ‘contempt of religion’ from Penal Code
Egypt

MPs mull removing ‘contempt of religion’ from Penal Code

The Egyptian parliament's Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee has postponed its decision on whether to amend the Penal Code by…
Hearing defense witnesses optional in proposed penal code amendments
Egypt

Hearing defense witnesses optional in proposed penal code amendments

According to judicial sources, Egypt’s judiciary has proposed a number of amendments to the penal code, which would make the…
State Council toughens kidnapping penalty
Egypt

State Council toughens kidnapping penalty

State Council’s legislative department approved amending provisions of the penal code to increase the penalty of kidnappying to life in…
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