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Supreme Judicial Council rules corruption trials to be aired live

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: The Egyptian Supreme Judiciary Council decided Tuesday to move the trials of former regime figures and officers accused of killing of protesters to larger courts to allow for more public attendance, as well as air the trials live outside the courthouse. It was not immediately clear whether court sessions would also be …

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Egypt court clears former ministers in graft cases

By Dina Zayed and Patrick Werr / Reuters CAIRO: An Egyptian court cleared three ministers from former President Hosni Mubarak’s administration of graft on Tuesday, the first ruling to exonerate such senior officials since Egypt’s popular uprising. Some of the defendants looked surprised when Judge Mohamed Fathi Sadek read the verdicts in the courtroom, which …

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Judge attributes corruption in Egypt to gaps in legislation

By Zainab Abou Elkhair CAIRO: Egypt fails to comply with the standards of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), according to a report published by Transparency International (TI) this week. Egypt mainly falls short when it comes to implementing effective policies, practices and bodies to prevent corruption in the legislative system. Although committees have …

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