2015 in Egypt

The following lists events that happened during 2015 in Egypt.

Incumbents

Events

January

  • January 13 - Egypt's highest court overturns the only remaining conviction against former President Hosni Mubarak (a May 2014 sentencing of three years in prison for embezzlement.[1]
  • January 24 - Shaimaa al-Sabbagh, a 32-year-old member of the Socialist Popular Alliance Party, is shot dead by Egyptian police during a march in Cairo to commemorate the hundreds of demonstrators killed during the Arab Spring uprising of 2011.[2]
  • January 25 - At least than 18 people are killed, including 3 police cadets, during violent protests that erupted throughout the country on the anniversary of the 2011 uprising.[3][4]
  • January 29 - Sinai Insurgency: A series of attacks by ISIL-affiliated militants kill 44 people, including 14 civilians, in North Sinai.[5][6]

February

March

April

  • April 12 - Sinai Insurgency: At least 14 people killed and dozens injured in attacks by ISIL-affiliated militants as part of ongoing Sinai insurgency.[14]
  • April 21 - Former President of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, is sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in the arrest and torture of protesters during his tenure as President.[15][16]

May

  • May 16 - Ousted President, Mohamed Morsi, is sentenced to death for his role in a number of jailbreaks carried out by the Muslim Brotherhood during the 2011 Egypt uprising,[17] a sentence which would be overturned a year and a half later.[18]

June

  • June 16 - Death sentence of ex-President Mohamed Morsi confirmed and finalized,[19] followed by condemnation by Amnesty International.[20]
  • June 18 - Mohamed Morsi, former President of Egypt, is sentenced to life in prison for supplying classified documents to Qatar during his time as President.[21]

July

August

  • August 20 - Bomb outside of Cairo courthouse injures 30, ISIL-affiliate Sinai Province takes responsibility for attack.[24][25]

September

October

  • October 17-December 2 - Egyptian Parliamentary Elections take place, featuring a low turnout and voter indifference.[26] It is criticized both by foreign bodies and Egyptian opposition as being undemocratic, due to exclusion of opposition parties.[27]
  • October 31 - Metrojet Flight 9268, flying from Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to Saint Petersburg, Russia disintegrates over northern Sinai, killing all 224 people aboard. Local ISIL branch, Sinai Province, take responsibility for the destruction of the plane.

November

December

Arts and Culture

January

Deaths

References

  1. ^ Noueihed, Lin (13 January 2015). "Egypt's high court overturns last conviction against Mubarak". Reuters. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  2. ^ Malsin, Jared; Laurent, Olivier (30 January 2015). "The Story Behind the Photo of Shaimaa al-Sabbagh's Dying Moments". Time Magazine. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Egypt: Protests marking uprising leave 18 dead". BBC. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  4. ^ Fick, Maggie; Bushra, Shadi (25 January 2015). "At least 17 killed in protests on anniversary of Egypt uprising". Reuters. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  5. ^ Kingsley, Patrick; Abdo, Manu (30 January 2015). "At least 32 killed in Egypt as militants attack army and police targets in Sinai". the Guardian. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  6. ^ Eleiba, Ahmed (5 February 2015). "Security imperatives in Sinai". Al-Ahram Weekly. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Officials: 25 people killed in Egyptian soccer match riot". Associated Press. 9 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Fahmy returns to site of arrest in Cairo after release on bail". CP24. Bell Media. 13 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  9. ^ "Egypt, Qatar trade barbs in dispute over Libya strikes".
  10. ^ "1 killed, 6 wounded in Egypt blast". 8 March 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  11. ^ "Suicide Bomber Targets Police in Egypt's Sinai". 10 March 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  12. ^ "Egypt Economic Development Conference". Egypt The Future. 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  13. ^ "Egyptian bus accident kills at least 35". NewsComAu. Retrieved 2017-01-06.
  14. ^ "Egypt's Sinai Peninsula hit by deadly bomb attacks". BBC. 12 April 2015. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  15. ^ "Egypt's Former President Morsi Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison". NPR. 21 April 2015. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  16. ^ Malsin, Jared; Bowcott, Owen (21 April 2015). "Egypt's Former President Mohamed Morsi Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  17. ^ "Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's ousted president, sentenced to death". AP. 16 May 2015. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  18. ^ "What's become of Egypt's Morsi?". BBC. 15 November 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  19. ^ Kirkpatrick, David D. (16 June 2015). "Egyptian Court Confirms Death Sentence for Mohamed Morsi". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  20. ^ "Egypt: Confirmation of Morsi death sentence another symptom of a broken justice system". Amnesty International. 16 June 2015. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  21. ^ Robinson, Julian (18 June 2015). "Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi is sentenced to LIFE in spying trial as six co-defendants get death penalty". Daily Mail. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  22. ^ "Egypt's Sinai rocked by wave of deadly attacks". BBC. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  23. ^ Mohamed, Yusri; Hassan, Ahmed (1 July 2015). "More than 100 dead as militants, Egyptian army clash in North Sinai". Reuters. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  24. ^ Hassan, Ahmed Mohamed (20 August 2015). "Islamic State claims Cairo courthouse bombing which wounded 30". Reuters. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  25. ^ King, Laura (20 August 2015). "Egypt's grim summer: Islamic State affiliate claims latest bombing". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  26. ^ Masi, Alessandria (29 October 2015). "Egyptian Election 2015: Low Turnout And Voter Indifference Makes Victory For President El-Sisi Inevitable". International Business Times. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  27. ^ Tiefer, Charles (21 December 2015). "Egypt's Parliamentary Election Ends On An Undemocratic Note". Forbes. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  28. ^ Hare, Breeanna (5 January 2015). "Tomb of unknown queen discovered in Egypt". CNN. Retrieved 13 January 2015.

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