Egypt’s local news digest July 19: Footage shows forces dragging woman off house; police denies assault as “untrue”
A screenshot of a video allegedly showing policemen dragging a woman off her housing, over violating construction law; the video was aired on Mehwar TV on Monday, July 18, 2016.

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Video shows forces dragging woman off house; Police denies assault as “untrue”

Al-Mewar TV channel aired Monday a video showing police men allegedly dragging a woman, while she was screaming as she and her children were forced to evacuate their house in Dokki district, Giza on grounds the building is violating construction law.

Residing in the building since 2009, Rehab Badawy, the assaulted women, told Al-Mehwar TV channel Monday on the phone that the incident took place last week. She went on explaining the attack saying that the forces broke the door, dragged her in pajamas outside the house, carried her into the police vehicle and detained her son.

In her statements, Badawy addressed President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi demanding “her right” after she was humiliated.

However, the Ministry of Interior denied the assault in a statement posted on Facebook, saying that the accusation of policemen being involved in this incident is “untrue.”

The statement said that the policemen were only securing the building while Giza governorate forces were executing a knock-down decision to the alleged violating house.


Cairo sees highs of 34 Tuesday

Forecasters expected a moderate weather to prevail on most parts Tuesday, with the capital Cairo keeping on humid weather and sees highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C.


3 injured in multi-vehicle collision in Nasr City

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Health Min. launches new mobile app to inquire about medicine prices

Ministry of Health launches new mobile application to enable citizens to inquire about the price of medicines, after it had increased by 20 percent.


Fact-finding committee reveals 7.2 mln EGP deficit in supply wheat in Asyut

A fact-finding committee tasked with investigating corruption in supply wheat silos spotted a deficiency of 2,597 tons of wheat worth 7.2 million EGP ($810,929) at National Asyut Company, in Asyut governorate in Upper Egypt.

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