7am News Wrapup July 9

“To our families and beloved ones in Sinai, we saw you wondering and wanted to give you answers. If you ask who we are, we are your sons; we are jihadists in the name of God. We are your neighbors and relatives. We see this nation suffering and we want all good for it,” a statement spread by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis group to residents of Sheikh Zuwayed, North Sinai read.


Attorney General Hisham Barakat referred a doctor and two nurses to criminal court on accusations of killing a patient, 26-year-old journalist Heba al-Ayouti, who died June 9

Cairo Criminal Court heard in a Tuesday session prosecution witnesses in the case against Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and 50 of his codefendants on charges of inciting violence by forming an operation room in the Rabaa al-Adaweya sit-in.

Inside Egypt:

Amr Mousa, the former head of the 50-member committee that drafted the Egyptian constitution, met with several political parties to discuss forming a new electoral alliance to run in the upcoming parliamentary elections.

Egyptian Center for Social and Economic rights (ECESR) issued its annual report regarding protests in 2013 on July 7, 2014. The report includes an accurate study for more than 5212 labor, social and economic protests regarding the times and places in which these protests took place in Egypt throughout 2013.


The New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) is considering four bids from investors to build new solar- and wind-powered power plants to produce 4,000 megawatts daily.

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Activist Mohamed Nassar, a member of the April 6 Youth Movement, was released on a 1,000 EGP ($139.84) bail. Nassar was arrested Monday morning while standing in Talaat Harb Street, near Tahrir Square, holding a poster in protest against the government’s decision to lift fuel subsidies.

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