UPDATE – Egypt’s politics digest Aug. 25: Rights lawyer Malek Adly ordered release; 126 prisoners pardoned
Human rights lawyer Malek Adly

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Rights lawyer Malek Adly ordered release

A Cairo court ordered Thursday the release of the human rights lawyer Malek Adly who has been in detention since May over charges that include inciting protests.

Adly was accused of destabilizing security and planning to overthrow the regime and calling for protests against the Egyptian-Saudi deal that moves the two Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir to the Saudi waters.

His lawyer Khaled Ali said that the prosecution appealed the court decision to release Adly.


126 prisoners pardoned marking July 23 Revolution anniversary

A total of 126 prisoners have been pardoned and 84 others were conditionally released per a decision to release prisoners on occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the July 23 Revolution.


Forces kill 12 takfiris, injure 3 others in Sinai crackdown

Counter-terrorism forces in Sinai killed 12 takfiris and injured three others in a crackdown mounted in the area, Youm7 reported.

The campaign covered areas in Rafah and Sheikh Zuwayed, where soldiers spotted groups of militants approaching checkpoints as they planned for an attack.


Report of fact-finding committee on corruption at wheat silos to be discussed at parliament Monday

The report of a fact-finding committee on a wide-scale corruption case at wheat silos will be discussed Monday in the presence of Supply Minister Khaled Hanafy, Member of Parliament Yasser Omar told Youm7 Thursday.


MP to file memo on homeless people

An urgent memo will be presented at the parliament Sunday on homeless mentally handicapped and old people, as Member of Parliament Atef Makhalif said the government does not fulfill its constitutional duties by not providing such people with care, Youm7 reported Thursday.


Request to form fact-finding committee to visit potentially robbed gold mines submitted

The parliament will form a fact-finding committee to visit three gold mines in Safaga on the Red Sea after news they have been robbed; until then, it will not accuse any part. Meanwhile, a request to for the committee has been filed and is awaiting approval, Youm7 reported Thursday.

MP Abdel Hameed Kamal urgent the parliament to hold Supply Minister Khaled Hanafy politically accountable before his resigns, amid news he is preparing to leave his post after a corruption scandal where owners of wheat silos mixed subsidized local wheat with imported wheat to acquire the price difference, Youm7 reported, Thursday.

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