7pm News Wrapup June 22
By THE CAIRO POST

News:

Attorney General Hisham Barakat appealed Sunday the Minya Criminal Court mass death sentence issued Saturday against 183 defendants—including Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie—after reviewing the opinion of Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam.

Four April 6 Youth Movement members were arrested Saturday while participating in a “peaceful” protest at Ithadeya presidential palace against the 2013 Protest Law.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cairo Saturday—the first visit paid by a high U.S. official since President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s inauguration on June 8—to discuss bilateral relations and international issues.

Politics:

The Supreme Committee for Legislative Reform (SCLR), formed by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, is essential for Egypt as a “transitional parliament”.

Amnesty International condemned a Minya Criminal Court verdict Saturday sentencing 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters and MB Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie to death over the killing of a police officer and inciting violence.

The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) and the Yemeni Network for Human Rights (YNHR) said they are concerned with the “seriousness of Yemen’s intent to implement the Universal Periodic Review’s recommendations”.

Business:

A door-knock delegation of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Egypt will head to Washington D.C. Monday to seek ways to boost economic ties between Egypt and the U.S.

The Ministry of Housing represented by the new Urban Community Authority will provide 1,496 land plots for development in different regions.

Editors’ Pick:

Archaeologists working in Luxor discovered Saturday a tomb that confirms a scientific and historical debate over an epidemic known as the “Plague of Cyprian”, which afflicted the Roman Empire during the third century.

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