Egypt’s politics digest July 18: Journalists assaulted covering Lawyer’s Syndicate assembly; French consulate in Alexandria receives condolences for Nice attack victims
A body is seen on the ground July 15, 2016 after at least 30 people were killed in Nice, France, when a truck ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday July 14. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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Probe into journalists’ assault while covering Lawyers’ Syndicate assembly

Head of Lawyers Syndicate, Sameh Ashour, announced opening a probe after a number of members have assaulted journalists who were covering an emergency general assembly Sunday, Youm7 reported.

Ashour called on all journalists who witnessed the assault to submit videos and photos documenting the attack in order to identify the assaulters and hold them accountable.

Youm7 has published some pictures showing lawyers attacking journalists.


French consulates in Alexandria to receive condolences for Nice attack victims

The French consulate in Alexandria will open Monday a condolences registry for the victims of truck attack Thursday in Nice city, France, which left at least 84 deaths and dozens injured after a truck ran over them.


Parliament did not receive Draft law on churches construction so far: Coptic Church representative

Bishop Paul, representative of Coptic Church at the committee tasked with putting the draft law on the construction of churches, said that the law has not passed to the parliament so far.

He said that there will be discussions between representatives of three churches in Egypt and the Minister of Legal Affairs within the coming days to reach a compromise formula for the law.


30 Egyptians evacuated from Juba: Foreign Affairs Ministry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that it managed, through Egyptian embassies in Nairobi and Juba, to evacuate 30 nationals from Juba, South Sudan; they are on their way back home through Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, according to Youm7.

The ministry has renewed its warnings to Egyptians living in Juba to “be cautious and do not leave their residencies,” as well as advised nationals not to travel to South Sudan until security situation is settled.


Egyptian embassy in Damascus frees nationals stuck for 4 yrs

Egyptian embassy in Damascus managed to free an Egyptian family that has suffered difficult situations in a restive area for four years living under suffocating siege, Youm7 reported.

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