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Islamist group ‘trusts’ Abu Ismail, criticize his escalation

By Abdel Rahman Youssef ALEXANDRIA: The association of Alexandria religious scholars and preachers said it “fully trusts” disqualified candidate Hazem Abu Ismail, but criticized his calls for escalation in response to being eliminated from the presidential race. Ahmed El-Mahlawy, head of the association and the sheikh of El-Qaed Ibrahim Mosque, said Abu Ismail is a …


Thousands protest against former regime candidates in Cairo, Alexandria

By Ahmed Hazem CAIRO: Thousands of protesters affiliated with Islamist groups gathered Friday in Tahrir Square, demanding that figures of the former regime be banned from practicing their political rights and be disqualified as presidential candidates. In Alexandria, thousands of protesters affiliated with Islamist groups or parties also demonstrated. In answer to a call for protest …


Alexandria police officers trial indefinitely adjourned for security reasons

By Abdel Rahman Youssef ALEXANDRIA: Head of the Alexandria Criminal Court decided Wednesday to indefinitely adjourn the trial of police officers accused of killing Jan. 25 protesters due to security reasons. Justice Mahmoud Abdel Hady told reporters that the court received a security report stating the difficulty in securing the courtroom. The report recommended transferring the …


Orders to arrest 12 Alex police officers for murder

By AFP CAIRO: The prosecutor in Egypt’s second city Alexandria ordered on Saturday the arrest of 12 police officers accused of torturing to death a suspect in a deadly New Year’s church attack, a judicial official said. Adel Emara ordered the arrest of the officers, who allegedly killed Sayed Belal, a Salafi who was arrested …


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