Egypt Press Review: April 29
By MOHAMED ABDEL MEGEED


Youm7 press
Youm7

The Minya Criminal Court sentenced 683 Muslim Brotherhood members, including the Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, to death Monday, and referred the case to the Grand Mufti.

Also:

  • Free Egyptians Party to back Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, and the Justice Party will support Hamdeen Sabbahi in the upcoming presidential elections.
  • The Greek Minister for National Defense expressed his support for the Egyptian roadmap during a meeting with interim President Adly Mansour.
  • The state’s general budget deficit in 2015 is estimated to 350 billion EGP: finance minister.

Ahram press

Al-Ahram

The Minya Criminal Court issued a final death sentence for 38, and sentenced 490 others to 25 years in prison Monday. The 528 were originally sentenced to death on charges of killing the deputy head of the Matai police station in Minya.

Also:

  • The Egyptian government plans to increase water fees for the highest consumption households and commercial activities.
  • The Cairo Criminal Court postponed the trial of ousted President Mohamed Morsi on espionage charges to May 6.
  • Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy will meet his U.S. counterpart John Kerry in Washington to discuss bilateral relations between Egypt and the U.S.

Akhbar press

Al-Akhbar

The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters banned all activities of the April 6 Youth Movement and any affiliated organizations in Egypt over charges of receiving illicit funds and assaulting state security authorities.

Also:

  • The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned the trial of 29 pro-Muslim Brotherhood students to May 19 over violent actions at Azhar University.
  • Police tanks chased Brotherhood students inside the campus of Alexandria University after violent clashes with anti-Brotherhood students.
  • A massive tomb was discovered in Luxor’s Valley of the Kings, containing the remains of nearly 50 mummies of royal families.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

  • A bomb exploded inside a house in the Azizya village, Sharqia, leading to injuries for the three boys who planted it.
  • The rate of economic growth rose to 1.8 percent in 2013-2014: Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab.
  • The High Presidential Election Committee granted licenses to 36 newspapers and 13 television channels to cover the upcoming presidential elections.
  • Leading member of the Dignity Party, founded by Hamdeen Sabbahi, announced his support for Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in the presidential elections.

Al-Shorouq press

Al-Shorouq

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab refuted news reports claiming that the government sought to suspend international funding for the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

Also:

  • Ministry of Health prepared 24 public hospitals to receive people possibly infected by the corona virus.
  • The State Council tasked with preparing amendments to the law on parliamentary elections chose the mixed or plurality electoral system.
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