7am News Wrapup June 23
By THE CAIRO POST

News:

Sunday was full of important trials; courts acquitted some while others adjourned their decisions to a later date.

The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned the trial of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and 14 other codefendants who are accused of killing and inciting murder against protesters at Ithadeya presidential palace to June 23.

North Cairo Criminal Court adjourned the re-trial of former Petroleum Minister Sameh Fahmy and five of his associates in the Egypt-Israel gas case to August 23.

The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned the trial of Adel Habara and 34 others for killing 25 security soldiers in the case publicly known as “The Second Rafah Massacre” until tomorrow.

In yet another case, the Cairo Criminal Court renewed the imprisonment of 242 people for 45 days pending investigations over their alleged Muslim Brotherhood involvement and violent events that took place at the Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda Square sit-ins on Aug. 14, 2013.

Azbakia Misdemeanor Court Sunday acquitted 64 defendants in the case known as the “Azbakia Events.”

Security forces Sunday arrested 12 alleged Muslim Brotherhood supporters after dispersing a protest in Damanhur City in Beheira governorate.

Egyptian naval forces Sunday finished the “Exercise Eagle Salute” joint training exercise in cooperation with forces from the United States and United Arab Emirates, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported.

Saudi Arabia, Greece, France and Italy also participated in the training, which lasted for several days in Egypt’s Red Sea territorial waters.

Business:

The World Bank is set to fund $500 million to promote natural gas use for the Aswan, Minya and Asyut governorates in Upper Egypt, Hisham Abu Daqah, a deputy regional manager for the World Bank, told CBC Extra television Saturday.

The goal of the project is to provide temporary and sustainable job opportunities and promote sustainable development, Abu Daqah added.

In-Depth:

Head of Media Production City Hassan Hamed announced that news regarding the ban of the new series “Ahl Alexandria” (People of Alexandria) is correct because the administrations of Al-Mehwar and Al-Hayah channels called him Sunday morning and said they will not air the television series due to pressure imposed by security officials, but he did not go into specifics, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported Sunday.

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