Penal Code

Egypt witnesses 1st harshened FGM penalty after law amendment in April

Fri, 01 Oct 2021 - 09:18 GMT

Last week, a criminal court in Egypt ruled a “historic verdict” in an FGM case, which was seen as a victory to all victims of FGM, and a support to all efforts to eliminate this crime.

Security source denies reports on enforcement of new traffic law’s penal code

Mon, 16 Aug 2021 - 08:27 GMT

A security source has denied reports circulated by a news website on taking packages of decisions to enforce penalties stipulated by the new traffic law.

Egyptian President ratifies new amendments to Penal Code on FGM

Fri, 30 Apr 2021 - 09:56 GMT

Committing the crime incurs five years of prison, and not less than seven years, if permanent damage occurs.

Cabinet approves bill on amendment of penal code provisions

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 - 05:33 GMT

The cabinet has approved a bill on amending and replacing some provisions of the penal code with respect to civil servants and public funds.

Egyptian Cabinet announces bill imposing tough penalty against bullies

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 - 06:00 GMT

The Egyptian Cabinet has proposed a new article to the Penal Code, defining bullying and toughly punishing bullies by at least six months in prison and not more than LE 30,000 ($1,878) fine or by one of the two penalties.

Egyptian penal code treats firecrackers exactly as explosives

Sun, 02 Jun 2019 - 01:50 GMT

Firecrackers have been a way for children to express their joy, despite being annoying and noisy to many people.

In Egypt, eavesdropping severely punishable by law

Tue, 01 Jan 2019 - 09:49 GMT

The Egyptian law criminalizes activities including violation of an individual’s private life without their permission, and sentences the violator to prison.

Sisi meets ACA Chairman to discuss anti-corruption strategy

Thu, 22 Nov 2018 - 05:16 GMT

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met Thursday with Major General Sherif Seif El-Din, Chairman of the Administrative Control Authority, to discuss the national anti-corruption strategy in preparation for its launch.

Draft law substitutes drug use penalty by treatment

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 - 12:51 GMT

The proposed law stirred debate.

Egyptian law secures privacy rights, imprisons invaders

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 - 09:05 GMT

The Egyptian law criminalizes activities including violation of an individual’s private life without his permission, and sentences the violator to prison.

Draft law to amend Penal Code approved in Egypt’s Parliament

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 - 09:31 GMT

Egyptian Parliament initially approved Monday the draft law amending the Penal Code to criminalize the bribery of foreign public officials.

Parliament to discuss criminalizing foreign officials’ bribery

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 - 02:10 GMT

New amendments to the Penal Code will be discussed in the Egyptian Parliament, starting Monday, to criminalize the bribery of foreign public officials.

AWO: Protection of female refugees is pressing issue

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 - 09:04 GMT

Actress Yousra, along with female parliamentarians, participated in a seminar held by the AWO on “Mechanisms to combat violence against women.”

Egypt continues fighting corruption by adopting ACA law

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 - 07:33 GMT

The parliament approved on Monday the comprehensive Administrative Control law to further fight and prevent corruption among public officials.

MP demands tightening of penalty for insulting the President

Tue, 09 May 2017 - 06:00 GMT

Member of Egyptian Parliament demanded tightening of penalties for insulting the President and other state officials.