Egypt in the News on 30 December 2020
Leading coverage of Egypt in the foreign press this morning is the sentencing of [redacted] offender Ahmed Bassam Zaki to three years in prison on charges of blackmailing and [redacted] harassing two women on social media. The verdict, which was handed down by the Cairo Economic Court, can still be appealed. Zaki is also facing a separate trial for allegedly [redacted] assaulting three minors. (Associated Press | AFP).
Also worth keeping on your radar this morning: Reuters looks at how Egypt is working to maintain its position as the world’s biggest orange exporter by sticking to strict quality control measures. Ezzedine Fishere suggests in the Washington Post that US president-elect Joe Biden can rattle the sanctions saber to make Egypt and other countries in the Middle East change their human rights policies.