Egypt’s politics digest Nov. 3: Sisi invited to attend 4th African-Arab summit in Equatorial Guinea; 203 prisoners to be released
President Sisi met with Equatorial Guinea Vice-President Teodoro Nguema,

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Mubarak’s retrial over killing 2011 protesters will be held in Police Academy

Egyptian Ministry of Justice approved to hold former President Hosni Mubarak’s re-trial over killing the 2011 peaceful protesters to the headquarters of the Police Academy rather than the headquarters of the Court of Cassation, Youm7 reported on Thursday.

The place has been changed as Mubarak would be transported to the Court of Cassation headquarters in downtown due to security measures.

On Nov. 29, 2014, Mubarak, along with his former minister of Interior Habib al-Adly and his six police aides, were acquitted of killing the protesters during the 2011 uprising; In June, a challenge against the acquittal was accepted and set the retrial for Nov. 5., 2015.


203 prisoners to be released

A total of 203 prisoners would be released per a presidential pardon on the occasion of the October War Victory, after Prison Sector Committee reviewed the prisoners’ conditions, Youm7 reported on Thursday. Only 94 inmates will be released under certain conditions.

Similar pardon decisions have been issued following g a decree issued by Sisi in January 2015 allowing him to release prisoners who served half their jail terms, on the condition that their offences do not include violence or attacking public or police properties.


Sisi invited to attend 4th African-Arab summit in Equatorial Guinea

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has received an invitation on Thursday to attend the Fourth African-Arab Summit due to be held in November in Equatorial Guinea, Egyptian Presidential Spokesperson Alaa Youssef said in a statement

Sisi met with Equatorial Guinea Vice-President Teodoro Nguema, who delivered him the invitation, on Thursday, and discussed the bilateral relations, the statement added.


Shoukry will meet with Member of the Libyan Presidential Council

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will meet with Fathi Al-Mijabri, Member of the Presidential Council on Thursday at the headquarters of the Cairo-based Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said a statement from the ministry.

Both sides will discuss the security and military situations in Libya’s Tripoli, after the armed clashes among brigades in the western parts; they also the outcomes of London-held meetings on the Libyan economic crisis.



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