7pm News Wrapup (March 29)

Another Egyptian was killed in Libya Friday in the most recent incident in a series of attacks against foreigners amidst lack of security.

A court sentenced two men to death for throwing a teenage boy off a rooftop during the protests following the ousting of President Mohamed Morsi.

News and Politics:

The Supreme Judicial Committee tasked with supervising the elections of the Veterinarians’ Syndicate announced Friday that the Independence list won 11 out of 12 seats in the syndicate’s council in its first elections since 1996.

The Press Syndicate will hold a day mourning the death of journalist Mayada Ashraf, who was shot Friday while covering Ain Shams University protests, syndicate head Diaa Rashwan told Youm7 Saturday.

An Egyptian man was shot dead after unidentified gunmen attacked him and his brother in a market in Benghazi, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry stated Saturday.

Alexandria Criminal Court sentenced two men to death Saturday for throwing a teenage boy off a rooftop in Alexandria’s district of Sidi Gaber in July, reported Youm7.

Satirist Bassem Youssef mocked the Egyptian media’s adoration of Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi during his El-Bernameg show on Friday.

Sisi’s announcement to run for president on Wednesday was followed by an outburst of Sisi-lauding and praise on television. Youssef was critical of the almost unanimous support for Sisi in the media, even though Sisi did not even officially announce his electoral platform.

The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned the trial of formed President Hosni Mubarak, his two sons Gamal and Alaa, former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly, and six others to Sunday.

The presiding judge ordered adjourning the trial, citing bad weather that prevented Mubarak’s helicopter from transporting him to court, Youm7 reported.

Head of Al-Wafd Party Sayed El-Badawi announced Friday he would run in the party’s presidential elections in May.

The U.S. made a mistake when referring to the death sentence of 529 Muslim Brotherhood members as definitive, Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Badr Abdel Atty said Saturday during a phone call to ONTV channel.


Covering protests and street clashes is de rigeur among Egyptian journalists, but the Friday death of Mayada Ashraf, 23, a reporter for Al-Dostor newspaper, has raised questions among some local journalists about the lack of training received by journalists sent into the field.

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