In an attempt to enhance Egypt’s hard currency and finances, the Ministry of Interior revealed in a statement on 15 December that the country will be granting foreigners who own residential properties in Egypt a residency.
Police forces arrested writer Ibrahim al-Husseini on Sunday at his home in the Shubra al-Kheima district of Cairo, rights lawyer Mohamed Abdel Aziz told Mada Masr. Husseini has yet to appear in any prosecution office or police detention center.
Egypt’s Ministry of Interior announced on Saturday in an official statement, that two other members who were involved in the Minya attack were killed. The Minya attack, previously resulted in the death of seven Egyptian Coptic Christian citizens, in the south of Cairo, early November.
The lawyer representing the family of Giulio Regeni says she has compiled a list of at least 20 people suspected of involvement in the death of the Italian PhD student, who was tortured and killed in Egypt nearly three years ago.
Egypt will convene a committee next month tasked with responding to, and trying to counter, claims of human rights abuses against the often-accused country.
Mada Masr journalist subjected to extralegal security measures at Cairo airport, passport confiscated
Over the last several days, Mada Masr journalist Rana Mamdouh was subjected to a series of arbitrary security measures by Egyptian authorities, which Mada Masr’s lawyers and members of the Journalists Syndicate board have characterized as “illegal” and “unconstitutional.”
Egypt’s State Information Service (SIS) on Sunday refused to charge the police officers suspected by the Italian prosecution of killing the Italian Cambridge University student Giulio Regeni, raising questions over his entering the country with a tourist visa.
Former President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak was absent from a trial session of the case related to the 2011 mass jail breaks on Monday, where former President Mohamed Morsi is accused, according to state owned media.
Egypt’s interior ministry has released 578 prisoners who were offered amnesty or conditional pardons. The ministry said in a statement that the prison service has been examining prisoners’ files to determine those entitled to be pardoned and released prior to completing their sentences.
Egypt revealed on Thursday that it was holding the daughter of Muslim Brotherhood leader Khairat al-Shater and five other people, three weeks after family members say they disappeared in a new government crackdown.