Cairo curfew shortened

Egypt’s ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has shortened a nightly curfew in Cairo's central Abbasiya district, where violent scenes on 4 May resulted in one death and 373 wounded. Some 300 protestors rounded up by the police on 4 May remain in detention.

Initially imposed from 23.00-07.00 on the night of 4-5 May, the curfew was extended for five consecutive nights before being shortened to 24.00-06.00 on 9 May.

The Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) has confirmed that the first round of Egypt's presidential elections is to proceed as planned on 23 and 24 May.

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