Egyptian activists shout anti-President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and government slogans during a demonstration protesting against the government's decision to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, in front of the Press Syndicate in Cairo, Egypt, April 13, 2016. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Several Egyptian movements and activists called for protests on Friday over Cairo’s decision to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

April 6 movement urged protests, saying: “For the first time we find a political regime which seeks to prove that a land that it controls does not belong to its territory.”

For its part, Muslim Brotherhood urged a “real day of rage” until the “liberation of Egypt”.

On the other hand, interior ministry said on Thursday it would take legal action against people who participate in demonstrations called by activists to protest against the decision to transfer the two islands at the southern entrance to the Gulf of Aqaba.

The ministry urged Egyptians “not to get carried away by tendentious calls for protests and it warns against any attempts to break the law,” adding in a statement that it would take “all decisive legal measures” to maintain security.

Earlier on Saturday, Egypt and Saudi Arabia signed a maritime demarcation accord that puts Tiran and Sanafir in Saudi waters.

Saudi and Egyptian officials say the two islands belong to the kingdom and were only under Egyptian control because Saudi Arabia asked Egypt in 1950 to protect them.

 

Ahram Online

 

 

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Федянин Алексей
Федянин Алексей
2016-04-15 12:10

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