Egypt's interior ministry to move to New Cairo HQ ahead of 25 Jan anniversary

Ahram Online , Sunday 17 Jan 2016

Interior Ministry headquarter (Reuters)
Egypt's Interior Ministry headquarters in downtown Cairo (Reuters)

The Egyptian interior ministry is set to move into its new headquarters in New Cairo's First Settlement on 23 January, an informed source told Al-Ahram Arabic news website. 

The minister's office, the Ministry's Public Relations and Media Department along with other departments will be moving to the new location from their current headquarters at downtown's Lazoghly, the source said.

The move is coming two days ahead of the anniversary of the 25 January uprising that toppled long-time president Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

Earlier in January, security forces arrested three people who allegedly called on Facebook for demonstrations on the day of the anniversary.

A number of activists have also been arrested on similar charges, including several members of the 6 April movement and one of the co-founders of the Tamarod movement, known for its opposition to former Islamist president Morsi Morsi. 

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