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Sunday, 22 January 2023

Juhayna founder + son released from prison

Juhayna founding family released from prison: Reuters is reporting that the founder and former CEO of dairy foods giant Juhayna, Safwan Thabet, and his son Seif Thabet (who has long been active in the business and was CEO after his father’s arrest) have been released from prison. Safwan’s daughter Mariam Thabet also announced their release yesterday in a tweet. Safwan and Seif were detained within months of each other in late 2020 and early 2021 after being accused of joining and funding a terror organization. The family has consistently denied any wrongdoing. No official statement has yet been issued regarding the Thabets’ release and a prison source reportedly told Reuters that their case has not yet been closed.

Our economic crisis is getting yet more ink: Several outlets are out with new pieces on the economic crisis spurred by accelerating inflation and a currency crunch. Reuters looks at the impact of soaring prices on the public and the growing demand for charities, while Haaretz is running two pieces (here and here).

Also making headlines:

  • Salut, Ramses II: The sarcophagus of Ramses II will travel to the US, France and Australia as part of a five-month exhibition that starts in April. This will be the first time in 50 years that the artifact has gone on display in Paris. (The National)
  • The Washington Post is the latest to review awardwinning graphic novel Shubeik Lubeik by Egyptian author Deena Mohamed.

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