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Global campaigners launch weekend of action for Giulio Regeni To mark five months since the disappearance of Italian researcher Giulio Regeni, activists in Europe and the United States have launched a weekend of action demanding justice for Regeni and an end to torture in Egypt.
Foreign Ministry accuses Amnesty of targeting Egypt in Regeni case Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid decried "the new manner of provocations being pursued by Amnesty International against Egypt" on Wednesday in his comments on the case of murdered Italian PhD student Giulio Regeni, who was tortured to death earlier this year.
HRW calls for release of members of online satirical troupe The New York-based Human Rights Watch called for the release of four members of the Egyptian online satirical troupe Atfal al-Shawarea on Thursday, asserting that their detention “violates the right to free speech.”
4 detainees hospitalized after assault by Alexandria court security Four detainees were transferred to hospital after guards assaulted them in an Alexandria courthouse Wednesday, according to the defendants` lawyer.
Dostour Party member claims officers assaulted him in custody Dostour Party member Hamdy Keshta was allegedly physically assaulted on Sunday while held in custody at the Bulaq Dakrour Police Station, the party said in a Facebook post published Monday.
Ramadan behind bars An investigation into prison conditions during this time of year reveals them to be considerably more grueling than official interior ministry policies imply.
Researcher, activist Mina Thabet released on LE10,000 bail A Cairo court upheld the decision to release rights activist and researcher Mina Thabet, the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms reported on Monday.
22 Tiran and Sanafir island protesters acquitted Twenty-two protesters arrested during demonstrations on 15 April against the Tiran and Sanafir island deal with Saudi Arabia were acquitted on Wednesday.
Court invalidates Egypt-Saudi border deal over Tiran and Sanafir islands An Egyptian court ruled on Tuesday that Egypt’s border deal with Saudi Arabia over Tiran and Sanafir islands was void and the islands would remain under Egyptian sovereignty.
Supreme Court to review appeal against verdict blocking Red Sea islands transfer The Supreme Administrative Court will review the government’s appeal against Tuesday’s verdict invalidating the sovereign transfer of the two Red Sea islands Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia.
State appeal against invalidation of Tiran, Sanafir deal adjourned to July 3 The hearing to review a government appeal against the voiding of Egypt’s border deal with Saudi Arabia over Tiran and Sanafir islands was adjourned to 3 July on Sunday.
Egyptian-Saudi border deal yet to go before parliament: Speaker The Egyptian-Saudi border demarcation agreement, which would place two Red Sea islands in Saudi territory, is yet to be delivered to Egypt’s parliament for ratification, said parliament speaker Ali Abdel-Al in his first interview with state TV on Saturday.
Journalists Syndicate trial, Ahram Gate libel suit postponed A Cairo misdemeanor court adjourned the trial of three leading members of the Journalist Syndicate who are accused of disseminating false information and harboring fugitives from justice, the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression announced on Saturday.
Journalism regulation law to pass through legislative branch of Egypt’s state council The head of the technical office of the legislative department of the State Council, Ahmed, Qutb, said on Saturday that they have received the draft law regulating journalism and media.
EgyptAir flight MS804`s black boxes to be sent to France for repair The Ministry of Civil Aviation issued a statement on Thursday, saying that the black boxes of crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 will be sent to France next week to be repaired.
Families of EgyptAir plane victims to be compensated $25,000 The chairman of EgyptAir, Safwat Muslim, said on Monday that the company has agreed to allocate a compensation of 25,000 USD to the families of the victims of the plane that fell into the Mediterranean last May.
British Airways cancels flights to Sharm el-Sheikh indefinitely British Airways has announced its decision to cancel all flights to Sharm al-Sheikh indefinitely.
The thanaweya amma exams conundrum As it grapples with security issues and economic crises, Egypt faces another annual obstacle: how to combat organized cheating on high school thanaweya amma exams.
Investigation into exam leaks referred to State Security prosecution Egypt’s top prosecutor referred on Sunday an investigation into cases of reported leaks of high school exams to State Security prosecution.
Egypt court cancels asset freeze on renowned footballer Abou trika Egypt’s administrative court canceled the decision to confiscate renowned Egyptian footballer Mohamed Abou Trika’s assets on Tuesday, more than a year after the decision was made.
Brotherhood funds committee confiscates hospitals, medical centers The committee tasked with managing the Muslim Brotherhood funds confiscated a hospital in Ismailia and other medical centers and pharmaceutical companies in Qalubiya, Menufiya and Gharbiya allegedly owned by Muslim Brotherhood members.
The 4 times in Egyptian history civilian workers were tried by military courts Since the army-led takeover of the Egyptian state in July 1952, there have been four historic cases in which military courts tried civilian workers for protesting in demand of basic labor rights. Most recently, on Saturday a military trial began of twenty-six Alexandria Shipyard Company employees on charges of instigating strikes.
Analysts expect difficulties for Egyptian stock market after `Brexit` Analysts predict that the Egyptian stock market will face setbacks on the first trading session of Sunday, after Britain voted in favor of leaving the European Union on Thursday.
Egyptian court suspends implementation of central bank decree to limit CEO terms An Egyptian court suspended on Sunday the implementation of a central bank decree to limit the terms of bank chief executives to nine years, according to the lawyer who appealed the decision.
Egypt`s supply ministry rejects wheat fraud allegations Egypt`s Ministry of Supplies on Sunday dismissed allegations that its wheat procurement figures were inflated and promised penalties for domestic suppliers that misreport stocks.
US House lifts rights requirements on aid to Egypt in draft budget The draft budget released 22 June by the United States House of Representatives calls for 1.45 billion USD in military economic aid to Egypt, with no restrictions based on human rights or democratization.
US Congress delegation to meet with Egypt`s El-Sisi for security talks A US Congress delegation started Saturday a three-day visit to Egypt for meetings with Egypt`s President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi for talks on security issues, according to a US embassy press release issued Saturday.
7 Egyptian workers still missing in Libya Seven Egyptian workers are still missing after they were abducted in Libya’s western coastal city of Misrata on Monday. Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stated that it remains in contact with Libyan authorities to determine their whereabouts and secure their release.
Israel returns ancient artifacts to Egyptian Museum Israeli authorities returned two Ancient Egyptian sarcophagus lids to the Egyptian Museum this week. This is the second recovery of Egyptian artifacts from Israel in recent years.
Egypt secures seat at UN Human Rights Council for three years Egypt won on Thursday the mid-term elections for membership at the United Nations main human rights body for the period 2017-2021, the foreign ministry said.
Russian delegation to inspect Egyptian airport security expected to arrive: official Egypt`s aviation ministry is expecting the arrival of a Russian delegation to inspect security measures in Egypt airports, said the chairman of the Egyptian Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation on Monday.
One police officer killed, another injured in North Sinai`s Arish A low-ranking police officer was killed and another was injured late Wednesday after anonymous gunmen fired shots near a police station in al-Arish, North Sinai, an interior ministry media official said.
Interior ministry: anonymous militants kill policeman in Arish A policeman in the Northern Sinai town of Arish was killed on Sunday night after anonymous militants shot him, an interior ministry media official said.
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