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China requests Egypt to replace military attaché linked to massacres

January 31, 2014 at 2:43 pm

China has officially requested the Egyptian regime to replace the former chief of military police, Brigadier Hamdi Badin, as its military attaché in China because of his alleged “involvement in criminal massacres,” media sources have reported.

The sources said that China asked Egypt to replace Badin following a report broadcasted by Al-Jazeera Satellite Channel. The report exposed the findings of a fact-finding mission, which proved that Badin was implicated in the killing of Egyptian protesters.

According to the report, the military police had carried out a premeditated massacre in Mohamed Mahmoud Square in 2011. The report revealed that the police bought internationally-prohibited gas canisters from an American company.

The military police had purchased 21 tons of internationally-banned gas, which is blacklisted in Egypt, from the company with the prior knowledge of Brigadier Badin.

Both the World Health Organisation and Amnesty International have acknowledged the findings of the fact-finding mission. They confirmed that the use of the internationally-banned gas led to the high number of victims.

It would be recalled that deposed President Mohammad Morsi had sacked Badin on August 8, 2012, after he failed to attend the funeral of the 15 Egyptian soldiers killed in Rafah.

Since then, Gen. Abdul-Fatah al-Sisi, had assigned Badin as Egypt’s military attaché to China.