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Security services dismiss workers for political affiliation

An Egyptian activist has claimed that the state security agencies have made sure that employees in government institutions have been fired because of their political affiliation with the Islamic movement.

Writing on his “Egyptian Awareness” blog, Wael Abbas claims that he also has a list of oil company employees dismissed for the same reason.

According to Abbas he received the documents from a fellow activist. “This is the state seeking to destroy people’s livelihoods simply because of their politics,” he said. “It is even worse than the return of the Mubarak era.”

Abbas published photographs and documents faxed to General Hisham Abu Bakr, security manager of Petrotrade Company after he asked for the addresses and phone numbers of employees alleged to be linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, so that they could be “investigated”. This, claimed, Abbas, reminded him of the incident during Mubarak’s time when an order was issued to dismiss the son of Brotherhood leader Sayed Askar.

Workers have called for the people involved in the witch hunt to be dismissed from their jobs.

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