Interim President Adli Mansour will address the nation on Monday in commemoration of the July 23 revolution, his Media Advisor Ahmed al-Musalmany said. He added that the president’s speech will be aired at exactly 9 p.m. on Monday. Mansour was sworn in as Egypt’s president during the transitional period after the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi following mass demonstrations.
Activist Douma to file lawsuit against attack by Mohamed Morsi supporters
Prominent political activist Ahmed Douma has said that he will file a lawsuit against supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi who he claimed attacked him and his wife late on Sunday.
“The [Muslim] Brotherhood march attacked us and destroyed the taxi we were riding and the driver, my wife, Norhan, her siblings and I were all injured,” Douma said on his Facebook page late on Sunday.
Douma also posted a picture of the destroyed taxi, announcing his intention to stop by the hospital to issue medical reports of the injuries before he heads to the prosecutor to press charges.
Official: 21 killed in Sinai attacks since Mohamed Morsi’s ouster
North Sinai’s health ministry coordinator said on Monday that 21 people have been killed while 122 were wounded in armed attacks in the Sinai Peninsula since the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on July 3.
The killed include seven civilians and others from the army and police while the wounded include 81 from army and police forces.
Since Mohamed Morsi was ousted about two weeks ago, armed attacks on security checkpoints in Sinai have increased.
Ahram’s editor-in-chief summoned over publishing false news
Egypt’s prosecution ordered on Monday the summoning of Editor-in-Chief of the Ahram state newspaper Abdel Nasser Salama to question him over publishing false news, reported the Middle East News Agency.
The daily newspaper published in its Monday edition a report stating that the prosecuter-general has ordered the arrest of deposed President Mohamed Morsi for 15 days pending investigations.
The prosecution’s media coordinator stressed that the information published by the state-run newspaper regarding Mohamed Morsi is false.
He said that the prosecution would not tolerate inaccuracy from writers and that all legal procedures would be taken against them.
Mohamed Morsi supporters protest outside high court in Cairo
Hundreds of supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi staged protests outside the High Court in Cairo’s downtown on Monday against what they described as the “fabrication and politicisation” of lawsuits.
The protesters carried pictures of Mohamed Morsi and chanted for his legitimacy as a president and against the army’s leader.
The Mohamed Morsi loyalists also demanded his immediate release.
For its part, the security forces imposed a security cordon around the court, deploying around a thousand of central security soldiers and stepped up their security presence in front of the prosecutor-general’s office.
Egypt grants Syrians free entry visas
The Egyptian authorities have decided to grant Syrians free entry visas into the country, reported the state news agency.
“This step comes to fully support the Syrian people and help ease their crisis,” according to the Middle East News Agency.
A week before, Egypt imposed restrictions on the acquirement of visa to Syrians after local media accusations that Islamist Syrians were participating in clashes between supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi and the army, where many people were killed.
Egypt’s Foreign Ministry said then that the new visa regulations for v Syrians were only a temporary security measure that “does not affect Egypt’s for the Syrian uprising.”