Egypt’s political digest July 28: PM says no confirmed information about Fethullah Gulen’s political asylum request to Egypt
Prime Minister Sherif Ismail
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No confirmed information about Fethullah Gulen’s political asylum request to Egypt: PM

No confirmed information says that opposition leader and Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen has asked for political asylum in Egypt, stated Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail Wednesday in a press conference.

“There is no confirmed information about this offer and if he (Gulen) sent a request, we will consider it first,” Youm7 quoted Ismail as saying.

 

Cairo court to say ruling against Geneina over ‘broadcasting false news’

Cairo Misdemeanor Court will say Thursday its ruling against the former Chairperson of the Central Auditing Organization (CAO) Hesham Geneina over “broadcasting false news,” Youm7 reported.

Genena told some media outlets in December 2015 that corruption in 2015 amounted to 600 billion EGP ($75 billion.) President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has ordered to form a fact-finding committee to investigate Genena’s remarks.

The Committee issued Jan. 12 its report on Genena’s remarks, debunking his claims on corruption. Youm7 newspaper published  a summary of the committee’s report, noting that Genena’s account of corruption includes incidents years before 2015.

 

 

NGO calls on Italian authorities to probe into killing Egyptian national by Italian police

El Haq International Organization for Human Rights (HIOHR) called on the Italian authorities to investigate into alleged killing of an Egyptian national by Italian police, Youm7 reported HIOHR chairperson deputy Amr Abdel-Salam Thursday.

It was reported that Egyptian Mohamed Abdel-Fatah Suleiman has been arrested and beaten to death by Italian authorities, according to information stated by his father and friends.

Abdel-Salam called on the Egyptian Foreign Ministry to interfere and contact with the Italian counterparts to deport back the Suleiman’s dead body back home.

The HIOHR is an Egyptian non-governmental organization that was established in 2013 to support victims of torture and arbitrary arrest and threatened with imprisonment and extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances in Egypt and the Arab world.

 

 

Egypt’s FM meets with UN envoy for Middle East,  Montenegro ‘s candidate for UN Secretary-General post

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will meet with Cairo-visiting United Nations Special Coordinator for Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov Thursday.

Shoukry will also meet with the Foreign Minister of Montenegro  Igor Lukšić, who runs for the post of UN Secretary-General.

 

Parliament discusses police personnel violations against civilians

Human Rights Committee of the parliament will hold a series of meetings on Sunday to discuss the violations against the civilians by police personnel, Youm7 reported the committee deputy Atef Mikhail Wednesday evening.

The meetings came after media outlets reported that a bird seller was fatally shot by a policeman. The dead body of the bird seller was found near the Nile.

The Interior Ministry is facing growing outrage due to increasing incidents of abuses reported against civilians, which the ministry routinely calls “isolated incidents,” denying any indications of systematic malpractice by police personnel.

However, a recent case of a truck driver shot dead by a policeman has largely stirred public anger, and prompted President Abdel Fatah to call for new legislation, which is currently waiting for Cabinet’s approval, to hold police accountable for abuses.

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