Trial of Jordanian lawmaker over assaulting Egyptian adjourned to Oct. 25: Amb
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CAIRO: The trial of a Jordanian parliamentarian and his brothers over the assault of an Egyptian worker has been adjourned to Oct. 25, CBC channel reported Tuesday.

A video recently circulated on social media showing Jordanian Parliamentarian Zeid el-Shawabka and his brothers attacking Egyptian national Khaled el-Sayed in a restaurant in Aqaba.

Three days ago, the Egyptian Ministry of Manpower announced that the Jordanian lawmaker will be brought before justice Sunday.

Egyptian ambassador to Amman Othman Khaled Tharwat told Youm7 Tuesday that the embassy will not withdraw the case if the defendants did not publish an apology to Sayed.

In August, Jordanian authorities arrested more than 17,744 alleged illegal foreign workers, including at least 8,000 Egyptian nationals since the start of this year, Egypt’s state-owned new agency MENA reported.

Jordanian ambassador to Egypt Beshr al-Khasawna told Ammon news in July that the number of the Egyptian people in Jordan reached 400,000.

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry announced Monday that it is following up on investigations of another assault on an Egyptian national in Kuwait.

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