Court: Police inspection of homes do not require prior investigations

FILE: Cassation CourtCAIRO – 20 February 2019: Cassation Court upheld a legal principal allowing police inspection of suspects homes without prior investigations in crimes related to incitement against the state.This came in response to a challenge by a citizen against her prison ruling. She said in her reasoning that the ruling erred in law application, where her house was inspected without obtaining permission from the Public Prosecution and without an investigation by the court in prior.The citizen cited other reasons, upon which she requested the court to repeal the ruling against her. She also added that she did not approve that the forces inspect her house.The charges drawn against the citizen date back to 2015, where she was accused with using Facebook to spread thoughts of hatred and disdain to the regime and disrupting public peace.She was also accused of possessing tools, which are her lap top and several applications that enabled her to disseminate these thoughts. The prosecution referred her to Mansoura Criminal Court, which sentenced her to a suspended one year in prison and ruled to confiscate the physical exhibits that were found in her possession.The Cassation Court refused the citizen’s challenge, saying that “the inspection, carried out by police forces in a house without prosecution permission, but after the approval of the house owner, is legally valid, and that all subsequent procedures based on it are also valid.The court also said that the accused citizen has not mentioned during the investigations or the trial that the inspection was against her approval, which accordingly, refutes her claim and upholds the court's ruling against her.

Source:Egypt Today

February 20, 2019 12:33 UTC

Terrorist acts violate int'l peace, human rights: Sadek

Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek during his speech at the the Middle East and North Africa Conference to counter terrorism - Press PhotoCAIRO - 20 February 2019: Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek said Wednesday that the Egyptian prosecution team have a great experience in crimes of terrorism that could be useful at the international level, adding that terrorism practices are the most serious violations of international peace and human rights.This came at a conference on fighting terrorism, Sadek added that since the start of the past century, Egypt has been keen on fighting terrorism and its funding and money laundering at the national and international levels.Therefore, Egypt has joined many international agreements on fighting terrorism and outlined a national strategy for fighting it, he added.He reviewed challenges in fighting terrorist crimes and funding, noting that besides the military confrontation on the ground there is another challenge which is in the cyber domain.Terrorist groups had developed their methods via using modern technology for spreading and implementing their terrorist ideology, he said, explaining that they do not need now to physically move from one place to another.Simply they can communicate via modern technology and use encrypted messages away from the control of the men of law enforcement.This requires the international community to enhance cooperation and coordination for fighting these criminal methods, he said, adding that world countries have to upgrade their methods of cooperation and their exchange of information to fight terrorist groups.Also, UAE Attorney General Mohamed Sayed Shamsi stressed that terrorism threatens the stability of countries and their existence.Earlier, Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli inaugurated Wednesday the Middle East and North Africa Conference to counter terrorism and face the growing threats of financing terrorism, according to a statement issued by the Cabinet.The two-day conference is attended by Awqaf Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa, Solidarity Minister Ghada Wali, Investment Minister Sahar Nasr, Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek, and several ambassadors and representatives of 41 diplomatic missions in Cairo.The statement reported that the conference will discuss several important issues related to fighting terrorism and other crimes; it will also tackle means of boosting international cooperation in this regard.

Source:Egypt Today

February 20, 2019 11:26 UTC

Why policemen did not shoot al-Darb al-Ahmar terrorist

A surveillance camera shows Al-Darb al-Ahmar terrorist riding bicycle and covering his face before committing suicide bombingGhoul said that the terrorist decided to blow himself up and to deliberately kill an innocent mother who the video showed in the scene#BREAKING| Footage shows the moment #AlAzhar suicide bomber detonating the explosives he was carrying as he failed to escape from 2 policemen following him. The blast killed the 2 officers and the bomber.#EgyptToday#Egypt#BreakingNews | #الدرب_الأحمر#الأزهر — Egypt Today Magazine (@EgyptTodayMag) February 18, 2019CAIRO - 20 February 2019: After a video showed a terrorist blowing himself up when two police officers already got their hands on him in Cairo's al-Darb al-Ahmar, a parliamentarian said that respecting human rights is behind not shooting Al-Hassan Abdullah.Parliament's Human Rights Committee member Mohamed al-Ghoul said that the incident slams all allegations issued by some suspicious human rights organizations, where they try to stain the image of the Egyptian police and frame terrorist groups as victims.Ghoul said that the terrorist decided to blow himself up and to deliberately kill the policemen and another innocent mother who the video showed in the scene. The woman's life was saved. He added that terrorist Abdullah had been pursued based on legal procedures.A video showed two policemen killed after they got their hands on a terrorist who has been targeted for few days after planting a bomb on Friday to target security forces, which police could earlier control.Once the two policemen could finally seize Al-Hassan Abdullah, a bomb the latter carried exploded likely deliberately. A third police lieutenant colonel was announced killed later due to severe injury.Attacks in Cairo and other central governorates are relatively rare, compared to frequent attacks and fire exchange between Egypt's security troops and armed forces and "takfiri" elements in North Sinai.Police, on the other hand, regularly announces raiding hideouts in various governorates including central ones, as part of its proactive strategy, especially before national celebrations and religious feasts, as terrorists are active during such occasions.

Source:Egypt Today

February 20, 2019 10:18 UTC

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