Egypt Press Review: March 26

Youm7 press


The Muslim Brotherhood called for protests on April 6, and the April 6 Youth Movement responded by saying they may cancel their protests on the anniversary of the movement’s founding to thwart the Brotherhood’s plans.

National Council for Human Rights member George Isaac said a delegation visited Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Azhar University students, and Ultras Thawragy prisoners.


·        A court verdict is expected April 28 for 683 Muslim Brotherhood suspects including Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie.

·      Interim Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab: Egypt will remain a defensive line against “terrorism” and will achieve security.

·      Fact-finding committee on June 30 events reveals incidents of murder, burning and demolishing of homes and churches in Upper Egypt.

Ahram press


Interim President Adly Mansour presented recent political developments during the Arab Summit in Kuwait and presented an Egyptian initiative to counter extremism and illiteracy in the Arab world.

Minister of Antiques Mohamed Ibrahim said 29 antique pieces from the Byzantine Empire have been found.


·        Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Egypt will not allow its water security to be jeopardized.

·      Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou canceled the licenses of two hotels in Sharm el-Sheikh over sexual harassment reports.

·        The Port Said appeals court supported a verdict sentencing the boys who murdered Zeina to 15 years in prison.

 Akhbar press


The prosecution said during the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak that he watched the murder of protesters during the January 25 Revolution on a private television channel.

Minister of Justice Nayer Othman has sent a new law to counter sexual harassment for review, which states that the sexual harasser would be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison, and 15 years for repeated offenses.


·      Close sources to Minister of Defense Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said he is expected to resign and run for elections Wednesday.

·        Minister of Administrative and Local Development: Voter database is being developed.

 Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Minister of Defense Abdel Fatah al-Sisi decided to form a military special forces unit to combat “terrorism.”

Minister of Supply Khaled Hanafy said a new law drafted to protect consumers, with toughened penalties and increased fines, has been passed to the Cabinet.


·      United Nations: Death sentence for 529 suspects violates international law.

·      North Sinai governorate begins to construct a wall around Arish to prevent the infiltration of assailants.

·      Attorney General Hisham Barakat: The officer suspected of raping a Russian tourist has been referred to immediate trial.

·      Post office officials fail to end employees’ strike, five arrested.

 Al-Shorouq press


Doctors Syndicate Secretary-General Mona Mina said doctors’ demands are valid and have escalated to a full-time strike. She said they will present 20,000 resignations to the Ministry of Health in response to their demands being ignored.


·      Ministry of Health forms a committee to investigate the death of scriptwriter Nadine Shams.

·      Ministry of Agriculture presents 133,000 acres of lands in Sinai to youth. 

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