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- Workers in the Egyptian railroad are expected to get their delayed bonuses today instead of on 10 July.

The decision was made after the Chairman of the Railway Board Hani Hegab met with the workers who had been rallying in front of his office.

The workers had been protesting due to the delay of bonuses until July since they usually receive them by 21 June, right before the fiscal year ends.

- The Cairo Criminal Court decided to grant former Head of State Security Hassan Abdel Rahman and former Assistant Minister of Interior Ahmed Ramzy the right to control their funds after they appealed a decision to freeze their assets.

The Cairo Criminal court had earlier frozen their assets forf their complicity in killing protesters.

Adel Rahman and Ramzy were acquitted of the charges.

- Dozens of journalists staged a demonstration in front of the Journalists’ Syndicate Tuesday, protesting the criteria the Shura Council placed on the selection process for nominating chief editors of state-run newspapers.

Applicants for the positions began applying yesterday.Application calls end this week.

The three main criteria causing the protest are: the applicant having to go through an Arabic exam, the applicant having to submit a personal portfolio of his work, and finally having the chief editor chosen by a Shura Council committee instead of open elections.

- President Mohammed Morsy honored the former heads of judicial bodies with awards Tuesday for their service.

According to sources in the president’s office, awards were given to former Chairman of the Supreme Constitutional Court Farouk Sultan, former Chairman of the Cassation Court and Supreme Council of the Judiciary Hossam El-Gheriany, former Chairman of the Appeals Court Abdel Moez Ibrahim and former head of the Administrative Prosecution Authority Taymour Mostafa Kamel.

- Secondary students in Suez smashed glass inside of a classroom Tuesday as they protested being prevented from cheating on their final exams.

The Directorate of Education in Suez informed the Suez Security Directorate and military forces of the incident, which was followed by a number of students arrests.


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