Egypt in the News: EU drops sanctions against Mubarak family for good
EU confirms end to Mubarak sanctions: A decade-long legal battle between the family of late president Hosni Mubarak and the EU has come to an end after the bloc’s top court confirmed a decision taken last year to unfreeze their assets, AFP reports. The EU decided in March last year to end its sanctions on the Mubarak family, which were imposed in the wake of the 2011 revolution. In a judgment last week, the European Court of Justice ruled in favor of the decision, arguing that the “unnecessary prolongation of the measure” was not legally justified.
Sectarian attack in Alex: A Coptic priest was stabbed to death on the Alexandria Corniche on Thursday. The Interior Ministry said a suspect had been arrested. (Associated Press)
Also making headlines:
- Calls to release prominent activist Alaa Abdel Fattah continue: The editorial board of the Washington Post joins calls to let the activist go after he began a hunger strike last week. (Washington Post)
- Tourists killed in Red Sea bus crash: A bus crash killed at least three people — including two Polish tourists and an Egyptian driver — on the Red Sea highway between Safaga and Al Quseir. The bus was carrying 21 people, sixteen of whom were hospitalized for treatment. (AP)
- Comedy Sett: Egypt’s first all-female stand-up comedy act are hoping to empower more women comedians to take to the stage. (France24)