Arabic press review: Even after death, Brotherhood leader's trial goes on


Also: Some prices rise by up to 40 percent in Algeria, and robberies increase in Kuwait

Mohammed Mahdi Akef, former Muslim Brotherhood leader, on trial in Cairo in February 2015 (AFP)
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Monday 25 September 2017 11:56 UTC

Lawyer: Mohammad Mahdi Akef case will continue

The Egyptian judicial authorities are to continue with the trial of former Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammad Mahdi Akef - even though he died last Friday and was buried under heavy security.

His lawyer, Mohammed al-Damati, clarified that his trial on the charges for which he was imprisoned will continue after death, according to a statement published in the Cairo-based newspaper al-Mesryoon.

“The cases which Akef is being tried on will not fall immediately after the next hearing," it reported Damati as saying. "Instead, the proceedings will continue until the end. This is the same case for which Akef was held in custody for nearly four years."

Syrian children deprived of education in Jordan

A Syrian refugee living in Jordan has had to stop his three children attending school due to the high cost of living and the lack of money needed to continue their education, according to the Jordanian newspaper Assabeel.

Mohammed al-Nahar, 40, has three children, the oldest of whom is 10. He fled Syria to Jordan in 2012, where he lives in a tent in a camp near Amman, he told Assabeel.

Prices rise by 40 percent in Algeria

The cost of many goods in Algeria rose by 40 percent in just one week, according to the Algerian daily newspaper Al-Shorouk.

The markets for cosmetics, perfumes and some foods are volatile because of the ambiguity around importing the goods.

In addition, many non-essentials goods have disappeared from stores in Algeria, including imported chocolate and some kinds of shampoos and toothpaste.

Robberies increase in Kuwait

The security services in Kuwait are now recording an average of nine robberies every day, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas. The country suffered more than 2,300 thefts from early 2017 until late August, according to the authorities.

Security sources in Kuwait said that different types of robberies have been common recently.

Stealing cars parked in front of owners’ houses, markets and workplaces, and breaking their windows, has become a daily phenomenon that ranks first among registered crimes, according to the newspaper’s report.