Assets and reserves of Egyptian banks abroad hit $19 billion in July: CBE    Egypt's Banque du Caire expects to sell minority stake by early 2020    Emaar Misr rejects lawsuit claiming land at Marassi development    Egypt arrests secretary general of top media body for alleged bribery: Source    UK's PM Boris Johnson opening Brexit bid: rip out Irish border backstop    airstrikes eyes Turkish army convoy in Syria, Turkey says    Most major Gulf stocks lifted by financial shares    Chelsea's Zouma recalls 'long journey' back to starting lineup    Sort out VAR plead Nuno, Solskjaer and Wolves fans    Tennis: Serena Williams set to begin 2020 season in Auckland    Egypt forces embark on joint military drills with Russia, Belarus    Iran's tanker heads to Greece; U.S. warns against helping vessel    Hong Kong leader sees 'way out' of chaos after peaceful protest    Liverpool thankful to have Egyptian star Salah on his frontline: Klopp    Russia says US cruise missile test is regrettable: TASS    Egypt's Baron Empain Palace to be reopen after renovation    European markets to open mixed as recession worries cool    Gold prices steady after slide below key $1,500 level    Court sentences six to death, 41 to lifetime imprisonment violence related case    Trump says he would release Mideast peace plan after Israeli elections    NBE announces EGP 2.5m prizes for handball youth teams for their world achievements    ACWA Power compares 3 bids to supply production units for Luxor power station    What do you know about gold alloying?    Jennifer Lopez evokes Egyptian outrage post her North Coast performance    Mediterranean diet tied to lower risk of gestational diabetes    Cairo's historic Tahrir square to be renovated – PM    Al-Sisi honours Egypt's scholars on Science Day    Unprecedented Glory: Egypt win Men's U-19 World Handball Championship    IS claims responsibility for suicide bombing killing 63 in Afghan wedding    Political parties gear up for parliamentary, senate, local elections    12th National Egyptian Theatre Festival fuel up public theatre art scene    28th Citadel Festival for Music and Singing embraces attendees with international troupes    Personalized cancer treatment wins FDA approval    A simple diet change could help live longer, reduce cardiovascular risks by 16%    Serbian Micho to be Zamalek's new coach: Egypt's Mortada Mansour    Cairo University tops 2019 Shanghai Academic Ranking    3 sentenced to death for 2016 killing of 4 Egyptian policemen    Ministry of Environment has a plan for "black clouds season"    Too early to estimate Nile's flooding volume: Irrigation Ministry    Sudan's key opposition may nominate economist Abdalla Hamdok for prime minister    Egypt to launch Bike for Every Citizen initiative soon    Egypt's Zamalek equal club record with 7-0 hammering of Somalia's Dekedaha    LA Opera declines details on longtime general director's investigation    Sudan opposition to nominate economist Abdalla Hamdok for prime minister: Sources    Egypt produces ‘Fraud' documentary on Muslim Brotherhood history    VIDEO: Egyptian Media Group releases ‘Scam,' documentary on ‘Muslim Brotherhood terrorist history'    Photo of Egyptologist Zahi Hawass to decorate NYC's Times Square to promote tourism to Egypt    T. Jefferson Parker tells latest tale in tight, vivid prose    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





Egypt arrests founder of pro-Mubarak Facebook page – source
Published in Amwal Al Ghad on 13 - 07 - 2019

Egyptian authorities have arrested the founder of a Facebook page with millions of followers that praises ousted President Hosni Mubarak, a judicial source said on Thursday.
Karim Hussein, who runs the page "I am sorry, Mr President," was ordered detained for 15 days, the source said. He was being investigated over accusations of spreading false news and misusing social media, the source said, without giving further details.
A statement posted on the page on Wednesday said Hussein had been taken in for questioning the previous night over "some of the matters linked to the page and what is published on it."
The page has over 3.276 million followers and more than 2.8 million likes, and carries frequent posts praising Mubarak and suggesting comparisons between his time in power and current events.
Mubarak became president in 1981 and remained in office until he was toppled in a popular uprising in 2011. Now 91, he was tried and initially convicted for complicity in killing protesters, then acquitted in a retrial.
Recent posts on the Facebook page included a picture of Mubarak with the Africa Cup of Nations football trophy, which Egypt won five times when he was president.
Last week, as the host team and one of the favorites to win this year's competition, Egypt was knocked out in the second round.
Another post cited Mubarak saying he could not cut fuel subsidies, on the same day when Egypt's government raised fuel prices by 16-30% as part of an IMF-backed reform program.
The page also carries sympathetic posts about Mubarak's two sons, Alaa and Gamal, and their social activities.
Gamal held a top post in Egypt's former ruling party and a widely-held belief that he was being groomed for the presidency helped galvanize the popular opposition that toppled his father.
Under current president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, authorities have carried out a far-reaching crackdown on dissent from opponents across the political spectrum. Social media is tightly monitored.
Sisi's supporters say the measures have been necessary to stabilize Egypt after the turmoil that followed the 2011 uprising.
Mohamed Mursi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood Islamist group who was elected president following Mubarak's fall and toppled by Sisi after a year in office, died last month after collapsing in a courtroom during a trial on espionage charges.
Source: Vancouver Sun


Clic here to read the story from its source.