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Canada urges 'expeditious' Egypt trial for Jazeera reporter

Canada on Thursday called for a "fair and expeditious" trial for a detained Canadian-Egyptian journalist, whose bail plea has been rejected by an Egyptian court. Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy is on trial with two other detained journalists from the Doha-based Al-Jazeera English for alleged links to the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood movement. "We made a request with respect to this individual getting a fair and expeditious trial and requested that humanitarian and medical needs be addressed," Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird told a Cairo new conference.

Canada urges 'expeditious' Egypt trial for Jazeera reporter

Canada on Thursday called for a "fair and expeditious" trial for a detained Canadian-Egyptian journalist, whose bail plea has been rejected by an Egyptian court. Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy is on trial with two other detained journalists from the Doha-based Al-Jazeera English for alleged links to the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood movement. "We made a request with respect to this individual getting a fair and expeditious trial and requested that humanitarian and medical needs be addressed," Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird told a Cairo new conference.

Canada FM concerned about Egypt's Brotherhood

Canada on Thursday expressed concern about the Muslim Brotherhood, the target of a relentless crackdown by Egypt's military-installed authorities since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July. "Canada has taken an aggressive stand when it comes to listings (of terror groups)... but there is a certain process," Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird said at a news conference in Cairo. "We are tremendously concerned about the Muslim Brotherhood... but the listings are made on the basis of facts and intel."

Canada FM concerned about Egypt's Brotherhood

Canada on Thursday expressed concern about the Muslim Brotherhood, the target of a relentless crackdown by Egypt's military-installed authorities since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July. "Canada has taken an aggressive stand when it comes to listings (of terror groups)... but there is a certain process," Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird said at a news conference in Cairo. "We are tremendously concerned about the Muslim Brotherhood... but the listings are made on the basis of facts and intel."

Egypt court jails 120 Morsi backers over clashes

An Egyptian court jailed 120 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi for three years on Wednesday over clashes that left dozens of people dead last year, officials said. The trial is part of a relentless crackdown that has targeted Morsi's supporters since the army ousted him in July. The defendants were sentenced over clashes pitting Islamist protesters against the security forces and civilian opponents that killed 24 people and wounded 90 in the central Cairo district of Dokki on October 6, the judicial officials said.

Egypt court bans Brotherhood members from polls

A court on Tuesday banned members of the Muslim Brotherhood, a movement listed as a "terrorist group", from running in Egypt's upcoming elections, a lawyer and state media said. Egypt's military-installed authorities are engaged in a deadly crackdown against the Islamist movement, which swept all elections in Egypt since the fall of former president Hosni Mubarak in 2011. A court in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria ordered authorities to bar any candidacies from Brotherhood members or former members in presidential and parliamentary elections.

Egyptian police say kill two Brotherhood members in shootout

CAIRO (Reuters) - Two members of the Muslim Brotherhood were killed in an exchange of gunfire with security forces in the Nile Delta north of Cairo on Friday, the Interior Ministry said. They were part of a group that had opened fire on police while trying to flee after they were spotted attempting to set alight a checkpoint near the city of al-Mahalla al-Kubra. Three others were arrested, the ministry said in a statement.

Morsi due back in court over Egypt protest deaths

Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi was due back in court on Saturday over his alleged involvement in the killing of protesters in clashes during his rule. The case is part of a relentless crackdown against Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood since the military ousted him on July 3, ending a turbulent year in office. Morsi and 14 co-defendants are charged with involvement in the killing of opposition protesters during clashes outside his Cairo palace in December 2012.

Egypt police general killed in Cairo campus blasts

Two bombs targeting security posts near Cairo University exploded in quick succession on Wednesday killing a police general, followed by a third blast as police and journalists gathered at the scene. An assistant interior minister was wounded in the double bombings, police said. Witnesses said the explosions sent up a cloud of smoke and dust near the campus in the centre of the Egyptian capital, the scene in the past few months of repeated clashes between Islamist students and police.

Egypt police general killed in Cairo campus blasts

Two bombs targeting security posts near Cairo University exploded in quick succession on Wednesday killing a police general, followed by a third blast as police and journalists gathered at the scene. An assistant interior minister was wounded in the double bombings, police said. Witnesses said the explosions sent up a cloud of smoke and dust near the campus in the centre of the Egyptian capital, the scene in the past few months of repeated clashes between Islamist students and police.
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