Egypt Press Review: April 23
By MOHAMED ABDEL MEGEED


Youm7 press

Youm7

The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned Tuesday the trial of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and 34 other Muslim Brotherhood leaders on charges of espionage to April 28 to complete witness testimonies and display video presented by the prosecution.

Diaa Rashwan, head of the Press Syndicate, called on all editors-in-chief of Egyptian newspapers to hold a meeting Wednesday to discuss recent adopted measures to secure journalists and photojournalists who cover clashes and protests.

Also:

  • Bomb disposal experts managed to defuse a handmade bomb near the archbishopric in 6 October City.
  • The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources announced that it demolished 1,300 violation cases on the Nile River during the last three months.

Ahram press

Al-Ahram

Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim said that security forces will coordinate with the military to secure polling stations during the upcoming presidential elections.

The High Presidential Elections Committee (HPEC) announced Tuesday that it did not receive any appeals against the two presidential hopefuls Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Hamdeen Sabbahi during the first day for submitting appeals.

Also:

  • The additional increase in gas prices will help in pumping gas into more homes in poor residences: Prime Minster Ibrahim Mahlab.
  • The Free Egyptians Party tends to support Sisi in the coming presidential elections: spokesperson.

Akhbar press

Al-Akhbar

The Foreign Ministry spokesperson rebutted reports published in some newspapers claiming that the African Union will not participate in monitoring the upcoming presidential elections.

At Ain Shams University, Brotherhood students staged a protest march inside the campus and a group of them closed the main gates, using iron and wood barricades.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the International Bank, China, Italy and Russia promised Egypt that they would not fund building the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

Also:

  • The Ministry of Petroleum refuted Tuesday news reports claiming that the government will raise the prices of gasoline and diesel.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

The Minister of Interior said that military forces are observing any changes on the western and southern borders after recent reports about the advancement of the so-called “Free Egyptian Army” toward Egyptian borders.

The electoral campaign of presidential hopeful Abdel Fatah al-Sisi announced that Sisi will declare his electoral program in a televised speech in May.

The Supreme Committee for the Doctor’s Strike demanded the Minister of Health resign after the Cabinet rejected the medical professions law submitted by the striking doctors.

Al-Shorouq press

Al-Shorouq

The spokesperson of the United Kingdom’s government stated that no prejudgments will be taken regarding the Prime Minister’s decision to look into the philosophy and activities of the Brotherhood and the government’s policy towards the organization.

Also:

  • Security forces detained six suspects in Aswan charged with inciting violence during the latest tribal clashes between the tribes of Daboud and Beni Helal in March.
  • Interim President Adly Mansour decided to deliver a “State Medal of Honor” to the members of the high national council of Taba.
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