Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Egypt

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Egypt

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See also, Arab-Israeli Conflict, Petroleum Affairs, Regional Affairs


Apr. 18: A military court tried 107 people alleged to be members of Islamic Jihad, 60 of whom were tried in absentia, and nine of whom were sentenced to death. [4/19 FT, FBIS]

Apr. 26: Authorities released hundreds of members of the Islamic Group in response to the 25 March cease-fire. [4/27 NYT]

May 2: A court placed a foreign travel ban on Muhammad al-Gannam, a former police officer, who had written a series of articles alleging widespread corruption within the interior ministry. [5/3 FT]

Egypt and Electricite de France signed a $760 million deal for the French company to build two power plants in Egypt-one on each bank of the Suez Canal. [5/3 FT, FBIS]

May 22: Three civil liberties activists began a hunger strike to protest a draft law on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). The law would allow the ministry of social affairs to select directors for NGO boards, control the source of NGO funds, and deny NGOs the right to be active in areas the government deemed political. …

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