Mohammed Badie, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, and Egypt's former president Mubarak have appeared before courts in Cairo.
Ahmed Shafiq has made his first comments since arriving in Cairo amid a swirl of rumors he had been kidnapped. The former premier and air force officer says he is still considering a run for the presidency in 2018.
Pole dancing is often stigmatized in mainstream Egyptian society. But the acrobatic exercise is increasingly in demand among women in a country not famous for championing women's rights.
The ex-general met with his lawyer after rumors circulated he may have been disappeared upon arriving in Egypt. Ahmed Shafiq is considered on of the few challengers that could successfully run against President el-Sissi.
Lawmakers have drafted a new law to punish "political commentators and intellectuals" for defaming historical symbols. Egypt has witnessed a widening crackdown on free expression with fresh arrests and raids.
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