Shafiq, along with two other defendants [former CEO of EgyptAir company Mohamed Assi and former Minister of Civil Aviation Ibrahim Mannaa], is facing charges of signing a protocol to illegally grants more than LE 23 million to a non-governmental organization.
Giza Criminal Court upheld Sunday a decision to shelve investigations into alleged violations of the 2012 presidential elections
More members of the Egyptian National Movement Party have resigned because of possible connections between the party and the now banned Muslim Brotherhood.
The National Movement Party announced Ahmed Shafiq will run for the upcoming presidential elections in 2018.
An SMS news alert saying Egypt is under a military coup led by former presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq was false and not sent intentionally, Al Watan said.
Arabic: أحمد محمد شفيق Born Nov. 1941 Former Prime Minister, former Min. of Civil Aviation, former candidate for the presidency of Egypt (2012)