UPDATE: Egypt’s political digest June 18:Ex-Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi sentenced to life over spying for Qatar
Deposed President Mohamed Mursi greets his lawyers and people from behind bars at a court wearing the red uniform of a prisoner sentenced to death, during his court appearance with Muslim Brotherhood members on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, June 21, 2015. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh/File Photo
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Ex-Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi sentenced to life over spying for Qatar

Cairo Criminal Court on Saturday sentenced ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and two other Islamist co-defendants to life in prison on charges of spying and leaking classified documents to Qatar.

Army arrests 33 suspected militants in Sinai

Spokesperson for the Egyptian Armed Forces Mohamed Samir announced in a statement Saturday the army had arrested 30 suspected militants; three wanted by law and destroyed four improvised explosive devices in an air raid in North Sinai.

Eu seeks talks with Cairo as migrants depart Egyptian coast

The deputy director of the European Commission’s migration and home affairs department, Olivier Onidi, called on European Union (EU) lawmakers to cooperate with Egyptian authorities to curb illegal immigration phenomenon, according to the Associated Press on Saturday.

Italy slams Cambridge University for not cooperating in Giulio Regeni’s murder

The Italian government has accused Cambridge University of stone-walling an investigation into the torture and murder of a PhD student whose horrifically mutilated body was dumped in a ditch on the outskirts of Cairo, the Telegraph reported Saturday.

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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