Egypt’s Lawyers Syndicate has suspended an indefinite strike after six lawyers sentenced to prison over an alleged court brawl were released on appeal on Sunday.
As many as 18 doctors have died in Egypt due to long working hours and exhaustion this year, the Egyptian Medical Syndicate has said.
The Egyptian national dialogue, initiated end of April by president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, will kick off during the first week of July and will be led by the head of the Journalists’ Syndicate Diayaa Rashwan, local news outlets reported on Wednesday, citing a statement by the dialogue’s administration.
“Mr. Karam, please stay away from the union for the next four years. This is not your time; the state is going through difficult circumstances. Choose someone else to run,” a National Security Agency officer instructed Karam Abdel Halim, who relayed the conversation to Mada Masr.
Doctors in Egypt have left government jobs en masse in the past three years, with an “alarming” number of 11,536 resignations submitted, the Egyptian Doctors Syndicate said in a new report.
A North Giza court acquitted three lawyers on Sunday and handed six others one-year suspended sentences over allegations dating back to a 2015 dispute, lawyer Mohsen Bahnasy told Mada Masr.
Egyptians on social media are commemorating the anniversary of the death of 20 Zamalek SC football fans who died on 8 February 2015 after police fired teargas and shotgun pellets at them as they queued to enter the Air Defence stadium.
Dozens of lawyers stood in silent protest outside a North Giza courthouse on Sunday to oppose the referral of nine lawyers to criminal trial over a 2015 dispute, while the North Giza branch of the Lawyers Syndicate called for a partial strike starting Tuesday.
The Egyptian actors’ syndicate has filed a complaint to the prosecutor general against a famous YouTuber, accusing him of slandering renowned actress Mona Zaki over her role in controversial rom-com Perfect Strangers.
A “sovereign” government entity has intervened in protests for overdue wage payments held by state media workers at the Maspero building in downtown Cairo, according to Khaled al-Sobky, the head of the union committee for economic sector workers at the National Broadcasting Authority.