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Military trial for workers continues

The Alexandria Military Court, looking into the case of the 13 workers of the Alexandria Shipyard Company, postponed the session to 16 July, according to lawyer Mohamed Awad. Awad told Daily News Egypt that the court decided to add a new defendant in the case, Mohamed Shaaban, making the total …

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Egypt’s pro-regime preachers call for loyalty to state

Government-sanctioned preachers at Egypt’s mosques on Wednesday — the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday — called on worshippers to show compassion, eschew extremism and support the state. In capital Cairo, thousands of Egyptians converged on the city’s most prominent mosques to perform prayers for the Eid, the three-day …

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Solidarity conference demands end to military trial of 26 Alexandria Shipyard workers

A conference in solidarity with 26 workers from the Alexandria Shipyard Company who are standing military trial on charges of inciting strikes was held in Cairo on Monday. A host of solidarity statements was also issued demanding that all charges be dropped against the workers, or that the case be …

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The 4 times in Egyptian history civilian workers were tried by military courts

Since the army-led takeover of the Egyptian state in July 1952, there have been four historic cases in which military courts tried civilian workers for protesting in demand of basic labor rights. Most recently, on Saturday a military trial began of 26 Alexandria Shipyard Company employees on charges of instigating …

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Alexandria Shipyard workers could face military prosecution for sit-in

Military prosecutors in Alexandria have summoned 26 civilian workers, engineers and administrators from the Alexandria Shipyard Company for questioning on charges of instigating strikes and obstructing production. Thirteen of the workers were remanded into detention for 15 days on Thursday pending investigations.

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Prosecution investigates at least 180 protesters detained during Monday protests

Qasr Al-Nil Prosecution ordered the detention of 52 protesters on Wednesday pending investigations and awaiting information from the National Security Apparatus on charges of participating in Monday’s protests against the maritime demarcation agreement that would transfer Egypt’s sovereignty of Sanafir and Tiran islands to Saudi Arabia, according to state-run newspaper …

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Cheap oil is hurting Egypt’s economy in the short term and could have wider political consequences

Low oil prices are heaping added pressure on Egypt’s currency crisis. While common wisdom holds that the finances of fuel-importing nations, such as Egypt, stand to benefit from declining energy prices, the net impact for Cairo’s economy is surprisingly negative. At least in the short term, this trend is exacerbating …

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Sisi discusses counter-terrorism with Ministers of Defense, Interior

CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi discussed security, particularly measures taken by the armed forces and police against alleged terrorism hotbeds in northern Sinai, in a meeting with the Ministers of Defense and Interior Tuesday, stated Presidential Spokesperson Alaa Youssef.

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