Friday, September 21, 2018
   
Text Size

Site Search powered by Ajax

Egyptian authorities detain ex-official Hisham Genena

Hisham Genena held after claiming former army chief Anan possesses secret files that could undermine country's leaders.

Egyptian authorities have arrested Hisham Genena, the country's former top auditor and aide to Sami Anan, Egypt's former chief of staff who is currently imprisoned.

Genena's lawyer confirmed to local media on Tuesday that he was taken from his home in the New Cairo district of the capital this afternoon.

It is unclear where he will be transferred to at this time.

He had been assisting Anan in his presidential campaign before it was abruptly suspended last month. Anan, who is held in a military prison, was detained on allegations he committed violations that "warrant official investigation", and incitement against the army.

On Monday, the Supreme Committee of the Armed Forces (SCAF) said it will launch an investigation into both the ex-presidential candidate and his campaign manager, over remarks in which Genena claimed Anan held secret "documents and evidence" that would undermine the country and its leadership.

Genena also said that the files would incriminate people in power for incidents that followed the January 25 uprising.

In a statement, SCAF spokesman Tamer Rifai had said that the armed forces will "use all the rights it is guaranteed by the constitution" to take legal action against the defendants.


blog comments powered by Disqus

Subscribe via RSS or Email:

Two Palestinians killed in Israeli ...

Read More

Egypt: Archaeologists discover sphi...

Read More

'Why were they killed?': Saudi-UAE ...

Read More

Iran slams Twitter for shutting dow...

Read More

Erdogan, Putin to hold talks in Soc...

Read More

Syrians in government areas vote in...

Read More

Donation

Thanks to all of our supporters for your generosity and your encouragement of an independent press!

Enter Amount:

Featured_Author

Login






Login reminder Forgot login?

Subscribe to MWC News Alert

Email Address

Subscribe in a reader Facebok page Twitter page

Israel pounds Gaza

India's Kerala state devastated

Capturing life under apartheid