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Egypt ex-anti-corruption official to face military trial

April 13, 2018 at 1:19 pm

Egypt’s military prosecution yesterday referred the former head of the country’s Central Auditing Organization (HAC), Hisham Geneina, to a military court accusing him of “spreading news that harms the armed forces”, the Anadolu Agency reported, quoting his lawyer Ali Taha.

Geneina has been detained since his arrest on 13 February following claims he made in an interview with the Huffington Post that the former military chief of staff Sami Anan possesses documents that could confirm the implication of senior military officials in corruption acts and the killing of protestors during the 2011 revolution.

He has said that the documents were held at a “secure” location abroad and could be released if Anan is harmed.

Taha said that Geneina will stand trial on Monday.

Geneina, 61, had been a leading member in Anan’s presidential election campaign. Anan was detained by Egyptian military officers after he announced his intention to run in last month’s presidential election against the incumbent Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.

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