Mohamed Morsi pre trial news
CAIRO, March 24 (Aswat Masriya) Egyptian authorities arrested 26 terrorists and criminals in security operations across the country on Monday, Egypt’s army spokesman Ahmed Aly said.
Aly added in an official statement earlier that 21 suspects were arrested in security operations in northern Sinai alone.
He added that the authorities also confiscated arms and vehicles that were being prepped for use in terrorist activities.
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Fourteen tunnels into Rafah were also demolished earlier today, the spokesman added.
Egypt has stepped up security efforts since the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi last year in response to increasing attacks against security personnel.
Mohamed Morsi – Policeman shot dead in Sinai’s Arish
Attacks against security forces have risen sharply since the army’s ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, which was prompted by mass protests against his rule.
The attacks have killed over 175 security personnel, who belong to the police and army.
At least 185 militants were killed in security campaigns in response to these attacks, according to officials.
Mohamed Morsi Egypt confirms rape of British tourist in Sinai
The ministry spokeswoman related the incident, which happened less than a week ago, to the significant rise in sexual harassment in Egypt.
Azazi said that her ministry has filed for amending legislations to maximise the penalty of harassment for offenders who work in the tourism industry.
On her side, Azza Kamel, Coordinator of “I Saw Harassment” movement, said that this is not the first incident of its kind.
“Harassment crimes against tourists have repeated frequently in the past years,” she said.
Kamel asked the authorities to send a formal apology to the tourist’s foreign ministry and demanded that the defendant stands trial promptly as this crime “threatens the tourism industry in Egypt.”
On Wednesday, violent clashes erupted in Cairo University between security forces and students supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, leaving 40 people wounded.
Repeated attacks and use of handmade bombs increased since the army’s ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi last summer following mass protests against his rule.
Mohamed Morsi Trial of activist Alaa Abdel Fattah begins today
CAIRO, March 23 (Aswat Masriya) The trial of Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah and 24 others over clashes by the Shura Council in November will begin on Sunday.
Alaa is accused of protesting without permit and attacking and resisting the authorities among other things.
The authorities dispersed a demonstration on November 26 denouncing military trials for civilians and the new protest law.