Abu Dhabi, Kuwait issue movement permits during curfew

Kuwait has also issued movement permits during lockdown that will last until May 30. (File/AFP)
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Updated 11 May 2020

Abu Dhabi, Kuwait issue movement permits during curfew

  • Abu Dhabi Police said people should adhere to the duration of the permit in order to avoid any violations
  • Kuwait warned that people who violate the conditions of getting permits will face legal action

DUBAI: Movement permits will be issued in Abu Dhabi as the sterilization project continues. People can apply through the website www.adpolice.gov.ae, state news agency WAM reported citing Abu Dhabi Police.
The police said people should adhere to the duration of the permit in order to avoid any violations, and that leaving their homes should be for necessities. It added that those who don't carry movement permits during the National Disinfection Programme timing, have to provide an evidence on the reasoning behind their emergency.
Companies whose employees cannot follow the National Disinfection Programme timings due to the nature of their work, must have a list of names of these employees and their car plate numbers available to be shown to the National Crisis & Emergency Management Authority, the police added.
Meanwhile, Kuwait has also issued movement permits during lockdown that will last until May 30, state news agency KUNA reported.  
The Public Authority for Civil Information shared the hyperlink to requesting permits, which is https://curfew.paci.gov.kw and warned that people who violate the conditions of getting permits will face legal action.


Lebanon extradites three accused of rape in Egypt

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Lebanon extradites three accused of rape in Egypt

  • The public prosecution confronted the defendants with film evidence of their crimes and a statement from the victim
  • The case dates back to 2014, but became public at the end of July 2020

CAIRO: Lebanese authorities have handed over three of the accused in the case of the gang rape of a young woman in a hotel in Cairo, known as the Fairmont incident, to the Egyptian authorities.
A statement by Egypt’s public prosecution stated that it had received a message from Interpol to arrest the fugitive suspects for the attack on an 18-year-old woman at the Fairmont Nile City hotel in Cairo in 2014.
The public prosecution confronted the defendants with film evidence of their crimes and a statement from the victim. The public prosecution asked the defendants about how the crime occurred and the role of each of them, as well as interrogating them about the method of their escape to Lebanon.
After Amr Hafez and Amir Zayed were arrested for a similar incident, the public prosecution investigated six other defendants.
Among the defendants was Nazli Karim, daughter of the actress Noha Al-Amrousy, and Ahmed Al-Ganzouri, the organizer of the Fairmont hotel party on the night of the crime.
At the end of last month, the Lebanese National News Agency announced that the Internal Security Forces Directorate received a letter from Egyptian Interpol containing the names of seven Egyptian citizens accused of raping a woman who were in Lebanon.
After investigation, it was found that five of the accused had visited Lebanese territory, two of them had left, and three were still in Lebanon.
The Lebanese agency added that the defendants left the hotels without their bags in what appeared to be an attempt to escape the Lebanese security forces, who raided their place and arrested them in the town of Fatqa, 30 km northeast of Beirut, on Aug. 28.
Earlier, the Egyptian Public Prosecution ordered the detention of three suspects in pretrial detention for a period of four days pending investigation, and released three others in the event that each of them paid bail of 100,000 Egyptian pounds ($6,338), and another with a guarantee of his place of residence.
The prosecution also brought the defendants to the forensic medicine office to determine the extent of their drug use, in addition to investigating the messages on their phones.
It is reported that one of the accused, A.T., is the son of a famous football coach. Egyptian media sites reported that investigation authorities renewed their contact with Interpol to arrest the son of a famous businessman, who is currently in London, because of information indicating his involvement in the case.
The case dates back to 2014, but became public at the end of July 2020 when social media accounts shared stories about Egyptian youths from wealthy families luring a woman during a party at the Fairmont to a hotel room after they put a narcotic in her drink and filmed the incident.
The prosecution began its investigation into the case at the beginning of August, after receiving a complaint from the National Council for Women, an Egyptian government institution that deals with women’s affairs. The complaint included the woman’s evidence and the testimonies of people who provided information about the incident.