Egypt Press Review: June 13

Youm7 press


South Cairo Court at the Police Academy acquitted former Minister of Interior Habib al-Adly of money laundering and making illicit gains of 5 million EGP.

Qasr el-Nile Court renewed the detention of the six defendants accused in the sexual assault that occurred in Tahrir Square for 15 days pending further investigations.

Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb addressed the world in a speech during the opening of 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Security directorates started campaigns to remove encroachments in different governorates.

Cairo Criminal Court adjourned to June 17 the trial of Adel Habara and 34 others in the case publicly known as “Rafah second massacre” to complete hearing witness testimony.

Al-Ahram press


President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahab at the president headquarters Thursday to discuss governmental efforts to confront the mounting phenomenon of sexual harassment in Egypt.

Economical experts monitored an increase of Egyptian expatriates’ money transfers into Egypt mounting to $22 billion during the current fiscal year.

Head of the Salafist Nour Party Younis Makhioun denied Thursday the reports claiming that the party is contacting Mahlab to participate in the next government.

A number of political parties refusing the new parliamentary law held a meeting Thursday, headed by former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi, to discuss their final situation regarding the law.

Akhbar press


Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou stated that the ministry intensifies its efforts and communications with western countries to cancel all travel warnings to Egypt, particularly to Sharm el-Sheikh and South Sinai.

Deputy of Ministry of Health stated that only case a malignant malaria type at El-Adwa village in Aswan has recovered and expected to leave Edfu hospital soon.

The clashed tribes of Daboud and Beni Helal withdrew from the reconciliation commission in Upper Egypt’s governorate of Aswan due its failure to relieve the conflict between the two tribes regarding the old clashes that took place in April leaving 26 dead and dozens injured.

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Some sources close to the Muslim Brotherhood said their leaders failed to meet the British Prime Minister David Cameron ahead of the end of the current investigations regarding the organization activities in England.

The Religious Endowment Ministry announced that the presidential decree of banning non-appointed preachers at the ministry or non-graduates from Al-Azhar Institute from delivering sermons would enter into force Friday.

U.S. Department of State expressed its concerns over the democratic process in Egypt after 25 activists were sentenced to 15 years in jail according to the protest law.

Al-Shorouq press

Ministry of Justice is preparing a draft law to confront the systematic discrimination and violence against women in coordination with all associated organizations, particularly the National Council for Women.

Giza Criminal Court completed Thursday hearing witness testimony in the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak’s sons, Alaa and Gamal, who are accused of embezzling money from the public fund and damaging the Egyptian economy and national banking system through manipulating the stock exchange.

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