Update – Egypt’s politics digest Aug. 27: Activist Malek Adly awaits release after court order
Restoration works in the St. Abanoub Coptic Orthodox Church in Samanoud, Nile Delta’s Gharbia, before its opening by the Minister of Antiquities Saturday. (YOUM7)

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Shoubky studying legal escalation over delay in parliamentary appointment

Amr el-Shobky, who has been ruled by the Cassation Court to replace outgoing Member of Parliament Ahmed Mourtada, is studying the option of legal escalation against the delay in applying the ruling, he told Youm7 Saturday.

A number of political and legal figures have criticized the procrastination of replacement for Dokki district in Cairo after the court ruled Shoubky received more votes.


State Council reviews draft law on building churches

The legislation department at the State council reviewed on Saturday the draft law on building churches after five hours of deliberation and will submit it, along with notes, to the cabinet and the parliament in the following hours, Youm7 reported.


 Activist Malek Adly awaits release after court order

Activist and Lawyer Malek Adly was ordered released by a court Saturday after the prosecution appealed an initial order to release him. The prison has thus far failed to release him, with its administration citing it has not received a written order, Youm7 reported.

Adly was arrested in May for “inciting protests” that went rampant in the country against the transfer of the Red Sea islands Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia.


Presidential team leaves for India ahead of Sisi’s visit

Thirteen presidential officials have left for Mumbai to prepare for President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s visit to the country Sept 1-2, Youm7 reported. The visit aims to boost economic relations.

Prisoners nationawide allowed exceptional visit during Eid al-Adha

All prisoners will be granted an exceptional visit by relatives during Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice,) announced the Prisoners’ Authority at the Interior Ministry.

The prisoners will be entitled to extra visit without deducting it from their quota of visits.

Exceptional visits are usually allowed on occasions, like allowing visits on the Egyptian mothers’ day on March 21 of every year.

A tradition of pardoning prisoners on official holidays and feasts also takes place if inmates meet a condition of serving at least half of their prison terms, totaling at least six months in jail.


MP: parliament considering to form fact-finding committee for pensions funds

Member of Parliament Ahmed Farghaly said that the economic sub-committee is studying a decision to form a fact-finding committee to investigate the handling of pensions and insurance funds, Youm7 reported.


Egypt facing huge economic pressures amid its war on terrorism: MP

Member of Parliament Anisa Hassouna said that Egypt is currently facing huge economic pressures amid its efforts to boost investment, achieve self sufficiency and confront terrorism.

She added that attempts to clamp down on Egypt are due to political reasons and regional interests.


New NCHR board might be formed if draft law passed: MP

A draft law regulating the work of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) is about to be sent to the parliament to be discusses after the cabinet approved it last week.

MP Margret Azer said that if the parliament passed the law, this means a new board of directors for the NCHR will be appointed.


Tourism problems to be discussed at parliament Sunday

A sub-committee concerned with tourism and aviation affairs will hold a meeting Sunday to discuss obstacles facing the sector, as well tackle possible ways to attract foreign tourism to the country.

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