South Sinai criminal court sentenced 50 policemen on Thursday to three years in prison for charges related to a strike they held last January protesting changes in their vacation system, according to the official Middle East News Agency (MENA).
The Hasm Movement has claimed responsibility for the Sunday attack in Cairo, which killed two police officers and injured three conscripts. The unidentified assailants shot the gas tank of a central security force personnel carrier from a Jeep near the Cairo suburb of Maadi early Sunday.
A roadside bomb explosion near the Cairo suburb of Maadi has killed an Egyptian policeman and injured four others, according to the interior ministry.
The demonstrations at the Syndicate of Journalists on Sunday evening witnessed the return of the security elements in plain clothes previously used to intervene to break up protests. Those elements are known by political parties and movements as the “Karate Squads.”
Security forces dispersed a sit-in held by workers demanding full-time contracts, as per a previous court ruling, at the privately owned Tourah Cement Company in southern Cairo on Monday. They detained 22 workers during the dispersal, arresting 10 more that evening and issuing warrants for an additional three.
A Cairo criminal court ordered an investigation on Saturday into allegations by defendants in the Rabea al-Adaweya sit-in dispersal case of mistreatment in prison.
Anonymous militants blew up on Saturday morning an Al-Azhar educational building in North Sinai’s Al-Arish, by using improvised explosive devices (IEDs), local media outlets reported.
Over the course of the last two days, three high-ranking police officers were killed in the vicinity of the [third] suburb of Al-Arish city in North Sinai after being targeted by ‘improvised explosive devices’ (IED) that hit their convoys, according to statements issued by the Ministry of Interior.
Low-ranking police officers in South Sinai governorate continued their strike on Wednesday for the third day in a row to protest decreasing their monthly vacation from 15 to 10 days.
The Journalists Against Torture Observatory (JATO) issued Monday its third quarterly report on violations committed against reporters and photojournalists in Egypt.