Egypt’s political digest June 18: Cairo Court hands down ruling against Morsi over ‘spying for Qatar’ charge
Former President Mohamed Morsi during a trial - Youm7 Archive
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Cairo Court hands down ruling against Morsi over ‘spying for Qatar’ charge

A Cairo Criminal Court, held in Police Academy, will hand down Saturday its ruling in the trial of former president Mohamed Morsi and ten  members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group over charges of spying for Qatar.

On May 7, six other defendants were sentenced to death; their files has referred to Grand Mufti for religious opinion. The referral is a fixed procedure in cases of death penalties, although his opinion is only advisory and not abiding. The whole 17 defendants faced charges of “leaking confidential documents of the state’s national security and Egyptian armed forces to Qatari T.V. channel of Al-Jazeera” during Morsi’s one-year tenure.

Civil Society Law amendments submitted to Parliament: Lawmaker 

The Civil Society Law amendments were referred to the Parliament and the Human Rights Committee will discuss these amendments in early July, said the Human Rights Chairperson Deputy Atef Makhalif.

However, the Committee of Social Solidarity at the Egyptian House of Representatives did not receive  amendments to Civil Society Law yet, lawmaker Heba Hagras, the Committee chairperson deputy  told Youm7, adding that the members of the committee were discussing rules to regulates the licenses of the non-governmental organizations.

 

 Egypt’s Parliament welcomes Turkish PM’s remarks on end of enmities with Egypt  

Head of the Foreign Relations Committee at the Parliament  Mohamed al-Orabi praised Friday that Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim’s remarks on putting an end to the enmities between Ankara and Egypt, Syria, and Israe.

Cairo Court resumes re-trial of steel business tycoon Ahmed Ezz on charges of ‘wasting public money’ 

Cairo Criminal Court resumes Saturday the retrial of steel business tycoon Ahmed Ezz, one former President Mohamed Mubarak’s men, along with six co-defendants over charges of profiteering and wasting the public money. In the first trial, Ezz has been sentenced to 37 years in jail while the six others were sentenced to three to seven years in jail. All of the convicts were also fined 3 billion EGP ($337 million).

 Egypt’s National Council for Women trains 40 ladies for municipal elections

Egypt’s National Council for Women has organized a training course for a total of 40 women to enable them to run for the municipal elections nationwide, announced the council representative at the Parliament Sanaa al-Said told Youm7 Saturday.

 

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