7pm News Wrapup May 1

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Social activists launched a campaign called “Send fax to Interior minister to release Gizawi”, asking Mohamed Ibrahim to demand the release of Egyptian lawyer Ahmed al-Gizawi who was arrested in Saudi Arabia in 2012.

A TV crew from Al-Arabiya was detained at the Metro Authority Wednesday by the Head of the National Institute for Tunnels, who was offended by the interview questions, and confiscated the recordings.


The High Presidential Elections Commission notified presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi that announcing his electoral platform ahead of the official date set for presidential campaigns is a clear violation, according to a Wednesday statement.


Unemployment rates reached 13.4 percent, which is currently considered the largest problem in Egypt’s economy, Egyptian Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Ashraf el-Araby said according to Hona al-Asema program on CBC on April 27.


Election experts, political science professors, and party leaders prepared a study through the Free Egyptians Party about the best electoral system for Egypt, party spokesperson Shihab Wagih said Wednesday.


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