Update- Egypt’s Politics digest June 19: EgyptAir plane recorders dried in 8 hrs
The picture was posted May 21 on the Facebook page of the Military Spokesperson Mohamed Samir showing debris of the crashed EgyptAir MS804 plane, life jackets and people belongings. The military announced May 20 that some human remains and parts of the plane were found amid search efforts.
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Memory units of EgyptAir plane recorders detached, dried

The memory units of the cockpit recorder and the flight data recorder have been detached from the black boxes and it took eight hours to dry them at the technical research center of the Armed Forces in presence of the investigation committee of the EgyptAir Mediterranean plane crash. The French representative specialized in handling plane recorders was present during the process, according to a Sunday statement by the committee.

Parliament to revoke law on president appointing university heads

The parliament will amend a 2014 law that tasks the president with appointing heads of universities and deans of faculties so they can be appointed in other ways, head of the Education and Scientific Research Committee Gamal Shiha said Sunday.

There are eight universities without heads and more than 250 faculties without deans because of that law because the president “does not have time for this,” Shiha said, adding that the amendment will be temporary until a societal dialogue is held on means to fill such positions.

Egypt slams Qatar’s interference into domestic affairs over ‘espionage case’

Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned Qatari interference  into the Egyptian domestic affairs after Qatar denounced mentioning itse in the verdict issued Saturday by Cairo Criminal Court in the case known as ‘espionage for Qatar’.  The court has sentenced former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to 40 years in jail and upheld death to six other convicts over charges of “leaking top secret information about the state’s national security to Qatar-owned al-JAzeera channel.

Morsi sentenced to life in jail over ‘heading terrorist group,’ acquitted of ‘spying for Qatar: Lawyer

Former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi was sentenced to life in prison over charge of “leading a terrorist group,” and he was acquitted of the charge of “disclosing state’s secret information and spying for Qatar,” the Muslim Brotherhood lawyer Abdel-Moneim Abdel-Moaqsoud told Youm7.

Morsi has received three different penalties ranging from life imprisonment, 15 years in jail, to acquittal over a group of charges in the trial known as “spying for Qatar” Saturday. The Cairo Criminal Court also upheld death penalties against six other convict.

Women right organizations propose to amend Egypt Civil Status Law

A group of woman right organization has submitted the Egyptian House of Representatives a proposal to amend articles of women rights in the Civil Status Law, Youm7 reported. the amendments aims to make the divorced woman take half of his husband’s fortune.

Egypt sends Eritrea medical convoy

Egypt has sent a medical convoy to Eritrea’s Asmara during the period from May 27 to June 10, announced Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement Saturday. “The convoy consisted of 10 members included general supervisor and medical equipment maintenance engineer, in addition to eight doctors of various specialties,” the statement read.

Maat: number of absent parliamentarians increased 

The Maat for Peace and Human Rights said in a report Saturday that the number of Parliament members who were absent from the House’s general meetings has increased during the period between May 11 and June 10, Youm7 reported.  However, the reported has been slammed by a number of parliamentarians.

House of Representatives Speaker meets with Pakistani, Greek ambassadors to Cairo

Egypt’s House of Representatives Speaker Ali Abdel-Aal met Saturday with the Pakistani ambassador to Cairo Mushtaq Ali Shah for bilateral cooperation. Abdel-Aal also met with the Greek ambassador to Cairo Chris Lazaris who will leave his post.

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