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Judges of Cairo criminal court during the hearing of Qatar Espionage case, May, 7, 2016. Youm7
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CAIRO: No more browsing from one site to another, view our daily wrap up of Egypt’s main news events June 7.

Egypt’s top auditor’s first trial over ‘promoting false new’ adjourned to July 21

The trial of the head of the Central Auditing Organization (CAO) Hisham Genina has been adjourned to July 21, Youm7 reported. He faces charges of disrupting public peace and security through promoting false news about the size of corruption in government bodies. Genina stated in media remarks that “the volume of governmental corruption in the period between 2012 and 2015 has amounted to 600 billion EGP ($75 billion).”

 

Death sentences against 26 convicts upheld over tribal clashes in Aswan

The Qena Criminal Court on Tuesday confirmed death sentences against 26 convicts in relation to tribal clashes between two families that left at least 28 dead in Aswan in 2014, Youm7 reported. The court also sentenced the rest of the 163 defendants to several jail terms ranging between five and 15 years.

 

28 people received jail terms ranging between three years and life, 8 others acquitted of violence-related charges

A total of 22covicts were sentenced to life imprisonment and six others received three-year detention rulings, while eight others were acquitted of charges of forming an outlawed group and possessing explosives and unlicensed weapons Tuesday, stated Giza Criminal Court.

 

Egypt’s Commissioner forms committee to probe sovereignty of Red Sea islands

The Egyptian State’s Commissioner Authority ordered Tuesday to form a committee of experts to confirm whether the two Red Sea islands – Sanafir and Tiran – are Egyptian territories after filing a lawsuit calling for the deal between Egypt and Saudi Arabia, per which Cairo handed over the two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, to be canceled.

 

5 education officials released after being probed over exam leaks

Five out of 12 officials from the Ministry of Education, who were detained pending investigations over high-profile exam leaks, were released. Since the start of the examination process on June 5, all exams have been leaked on social media pages hours before exams were due to take place.

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