UPDATE – Egypt’s local digest Nov. 21: Policeman detained over torturing, forcing merchant to sign promissory note
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Cairo sees warm weather of 25 °C Tuesday

Official forecasters expected a morning mist and low rains to be witnessed on Tuesday in north Egypt, Youm7 reported.

Experts said that Cairo, Lower Egypt and northern Upper Egypt will see a weather varying from warm to hot during the day. Temperatures are expected to be low at night.

Cairo will see highs of 25 degrees Celsius and lows of 16 degrees Celsius.


Egypt participates in Int’l Arab Conference on mineral wealth investments

Egypt will send a high-profile delegation to Saudi Arabia Tuesday to attend the International Arab Conference on investment opportunities of mineral resources, Youm7 reported.

The delegation will be led by the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum Tareq el-Mulla.

The conference is set to be taking place from Tuesday to Thursday.


Policeman detained over torturing, forcing merchant to sign promissory note

A policeman will be detained at a Cairo police station for four days pending investigations over accusations of torturing and forcing a merchant to sign a promissory note, Youm7 reported.

Investigations showed that three men tricked a trader whom they owe money, locked him in a room inside an apartment and tortured him. A police man called “Abu Mariam” reportedly was involved in the crime with the three men. They were trying to force him to sign a promissory note with a huge amount of money to blackmail him and not pay off their debt.


Egyptian Council of Churches will not intervene into death of fish vendor case

The Egyptian council of Church (ECC) announced that its members will not intervene into the case of the death of a Christian fish cart vendor, allegedly tortured by the police, Youm7 reported ECC Secretary-General Refaat Fathy on Monday.

Magdy Makeen, an Egyptian street vendor was allegedly arrested, beaten, and tortured to death while detained at al Ameryah police station north of Cairo on Sunday, his lawyer Ali al Halawany said Thursday.

“Makeen is an Egyptian citizen and the state and prosecution bodies conduct the official investigations into his case,” he added.

“The forensic report proves there were clear signs of torture on Makeen’s body,” Halawany was quoted by Youm7.


Jordanian Minister of Tourism tours Cairo’s ancient churches monasteries

Jordanian Minister of Tourism Lina Annab will do a tour of Cairo’s ancient churches and monasteries, on the sidelines of her visit to Egypt for boosting the bilateral relations on Monday, Youm7 reported.

Annab will meet with her Egyptian Counterpart Yehia Rashed to enhance the relations in light of the activating the 17 cooperation agreements signed between both sides several years ago.


Egypt’s 1st charter flight from Japan arrives in Luxor

After 5-year hiatus, the first Egyptian charter flight from Japan arrived in the Luxor International Airport on Sunday, carrying a total of 230 Japanese tourists, Youm7 reported.

It is scheduled that the company will operate a total of 24 flights, on board of EgyptAi’s B777; the company organized to operate one flight on only Sundays.


Nubian people protest against sale of piece of land in Toshka

A number of Nubian people protested in Upper Egypt’s Aswan in the second day on a raw against auctioning a piece of land in Toshka for non-Nubian investors on Sunday, Youm7 reported.

The Nubian protesters blocked Aswan- Abu Simbel highway on Sunday after the authorities refused to allow them to go to Toshka to protest against the sale of the piece of land.

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