U.N. rights experts say Egypt’s ex-President Mohammed Morsi endured “brutal” prison conditions that contributed to his death in custody.They also warn that thousands more prisoners are “at severe risk” from “gross violations” in Egyptian prisons. Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, was from the Islamist, now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. He was ousted by the military in 2013, after protests. He’d been jailed for six years until his death in a Cairo court while on trial…more: mymcmurray
The Saudis first detained Dr. Walid Fitaihi in November 2017 amid what the government called a crackdown on corruption. Despite Dr. Fitaihi’s lengthy detention, the Saudi government never explained the reason for his arrest, and the authorities did not explain his release.
It is unclear whether he was ever charged with a crime.
A spokesman for the Saudi Embassy in Washington declined to comment on Dr. Fitaihi’s release on Wednesday….more: NYTIMES
A man convicted of burning down a Texas mosque because he feared Muslims will spend more than 24 years in a federal prison. Marq Vincent Perez learned his fate on Wednesday, three months after he was found guilty of a hate crime and for using a fire to commit a felony in the Jan. 28, 2017 burning of the Victoria Islamic Center….more: /abc13.com
Attorney Tahirah Amatul Wadud leads on this historic case:
The Muslims of America, Inc., heads to civil court, where our attorneys Tahirah Amatul-Wadud and Tahirah H. Clark will take up the case filed last March against Mr. Doggart in Binghamton, New York. The civil complaint charges Mr. Doggart with violation of 18 U.S. Code § 248, the “FACE” Act, which prohibits anyone, who by force or threat of force, or by physical obstruction intentionally injures, intimidates or interferes with or attempts to injure, intimidate or interfere with any person lawfully exercising or seeking to exercise the First Amendment right of religious freedom at a place of religious worship…more:
Rashers of bacon were placed on the door handles of the Jamia mosque in Totterdown in January.
A prison service spokesperson confirmed the 35-year-old’s death on Tuesday at HMP Bristol and said an independent investigation was under way. No other details were given. Three other people also admitted taking part in the incident in January where a member of staff was also racially abused.