[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week`s roundup to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday night of every week.]
“Salafi sheikh describes how the soldiers were released”
A sheikh involved in the release of the kidnapped soldiers says he is grateful to the armed forces for not resorting to bloodshed to resolve the situation.
“Egyptian security men abducted in Sinai freed”
The Egyptian president welcomes the seven officers who were released by their kidnappers in Sinai.
“National Council for Human Rights releases report on “Al-Aqrab” prison”
The report is based on a seven-hour inspection of the prison, including conversations with inmates.
“Alexandria University expels student leader”
A member of the Revolutionary Socialists and leader of the student union expelled after organizing a campaign against the dean of the Faculty of Engineering, a Muslim Brother.
“FJP and National Conscience Front criticize NSF rejection of dialogue"
Ruling party criticizes the decision of the opposition not to take part in a national dialogue on the hostage crisis.
“Activists commemorate eighth anniversary of `Black Wednesday`”
Activists gather the Press Syndicate to commemorate the anniversary of four female protesters getting sexually assaulted by police during anti-Mubarak protests in 2005.
“Suit against Morsi to recognise slain April 6 member Jika a `martyr`”
Lawyer Khalid Ali launches a lawsuit against the president to force him to recognize Gaber “Jika” Saleh as a martyr of the revolution.
“Power cuts instigate protests”
Damietta residents protest power cuts, which disrupt local furniture industry.
“Egypt`s HCC deems 4 articles of parliament elections law unconstitutional”
The High Constitutional Court returns electoral law and law regulating political rights with objections of unconstitutional provisions.
“Court clears seven policemen accused of killing protesters in 2011 uprising"
In the latest case of police acquittals, officers accused of killing and injuring protesters in Al-Marg area in Cairo walk out free.
“In Brotherhood`s Egypt, blasphemy charges against Christians surge ahead”
A member of the Muslim Brotherhood is one of the lawyers pressing a case against a Coptic teacher accused of blasphemy in Luxor.
“The Golden Era of Arab Atheism?”
As`ad AbuKhalil says the rule of Islamists in Egypt and Tunisia is turning young Arabs away from religion.
“New NGO draft law strikes fear in Egyptian civil society”
Activists fear a new draft law will infringe on the activities of NGOs by giving administrative bodies too much power over them.
“The Seven Draft Laws Defining Egypt Right Now”
Seven draft laws currently causing controversy in Egypt deal with judicial reform, NGOs, elections, regulation of protests, development of the Suez Canal region, and institutional transparency.
“Five arrested in Luxor`s `honor killing` of three women"
Male members of a family arrested for killing a mother and her two daughters.
“Rebels Without a Pause”
Ongoing anti-Morsi campaign to collect signatures against the president has no legal consequences but has moral authority, argues Ursula Lindsey.
“The Rise and Fall and Rise of Zahi Hawass”
Joshua Hammer writes about the fate of Zahi Hawass after his removal from the ministry of antiquities.
“«مخيون»: لن ندخل في تحالف انتخابي مع الإخوان.. وتوقيعات «تمرد» رسالة لمرسي”
The leader of Al-Nour Party Younis Makhioun says his party will not enter a coalition with the Muslim Brotherhood.
“لجنة الخدمات بنادي القضاة: مناقشة الشورى لقانون السلطة القضائية تحدٍ للقضاة”
Member of the Judges’ Club says the continuation of discussions on the Judicial Authority law in the Shura Council, despite the judicial conference, is a challenge directed against the judges.
“مصادر أوروبية: هجوم الإخوان على القضاء يقطع الطريق على استعادة الأموال المهربة”
A European diplomat says the ongoing dispute between the Muslim Brotherhood and the judiciary is threatening repatriation of stolen funds.
“في عصر النهضة.. أوقد لمبة جاز خيرًا من أن تلعن «مرسي»"
Sales of gas lamps peak as Egypt plunges regularly into darkness.
“بطاقة التموين بطعم الكورن فيلكس وعصير البرتقال”
Omaima Kamal draws attention to problems of malnourishment and food insecurity in Egypt.
“انقسام القوي السياسية حول جميع القضايا الراهنة”
The controversy over draft laws for judicial reform and elections continues.
Recent Jadaliyya articles on Egypt:
Islamists and Transitional Justice
A translation of Khaled Fahmy’s article that explains the sudden surge of the Islamists in calling for transitional justice with their fear of the possibility of Hosni Mubarak being released from prison.
Hesham Sallam responds to columnist Abd Al-Moneim Said’s article on the way out for Egypt from the current crisis.
Women`s Rights in the Egyptian Constitution: (Neo)Liberalism`s Family Values
Ellen McLarney comments on accusations against the new constitution of infringing on women’s rights in Egypt.