Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Thursday a presidential pardon for two of the three Al Jazeera journalists serving seven-year jail sentences in his country was being considered.
Any threat to police facilities â€świll be met with force and if necessary with live rounds,â€ť ministry of interior spokesman Hany Abdel Latif said in an interview on Sunday.
Egyptâ€™s prosecution referred on Sunday five al-Azhar University students to a military court on charges of attacking a vital state institution, after the Cairo Criminal Court announced that it lacks sufficient jurisdiction to rule in the case.
On Thursday, the ministry of social solidarity launched a hashtag on social media sites. The hashtag is titled, â€śTo protect our society, itâ€™s our right to know civil society organizationsâ€™ sources of funding.â€ť
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi issued a decree on Wednesday giving him the authority to transfer non-Egyptian defendants on trial or already convicted to be sent to their countries to be tried or serve their sentences.