7pm News Wrapup June 6
By THE CAIRO POST

News & Politics:

The European Union Thursday issued a report of its conclusions concerning May’s Egyptian presidential election in which it congratulated President-elect Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, but also expressed “concerns” over the respect for “public liberties in the country.”

Outside the student campus of Al-Azhar University in Cairo, violent clashes erupted Friday after noon prayers between protesting students and security forces who used teargas.

Amending the sexual harassment law sends a message to “reassure the world,” said Tawfiq Kamal, the Head of the Business Conducting Committee in the Chamber of Tourism Establishments.

Giza Governor Ali Abdel Rahman said Friday that officials in the governorate will start using solar power on Haram Street to reduce electricity consumption by 30 percent.

A drought looms over a swathe of Minya governorate following a lack of irrigation water for more than 10 days, according to Youm7.

President Adly Mansour issued Thursday a decree that would fine those who litter construction debris in public places between 20,000 and 100,000 EGP ($2,800-$14,000.)

Business:

Interim President Adly Mansour issued a 5 percent tax on annual incomes exceeding 1 million EGP ($142,000) effective for three years starting this year, presidential spokesperson Ihab Badawy said in press statements Thursday.

Interim President Adly Mansour issued presidential decree 106 for 2014 approving three drafts to boost the economy through the Arab Momentary Fund (AMF).

In-Depth:

The family of detained student Amr Rabei, 21, has demanded he receive a forensic medical examination for his dislocated shoulder, with his mother Sanaa Beheiry claiming he received the injury because “he was subjected to severe torture while in police custody.”

In the final hours of his tenure as interim president, Adly Mansour has issued a number of decisions affecting Egypt’s parliament, penal code and religious discourse.

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