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47 police held for burning security files

By AFP CAIRO: Forty-seven police officers suspected of having destroyed documents in offices of Egypt’s state security services have been remanded in custody, a senior judiciary official said on Monday. The officers are suspected of burning documents and “sabotaging” computers in state security premises, said Adel Al-Said, the deputy prosecutor general. On Saturday state security …


Military prosecution releases 27 detained at Lazoghly

By Mai Shams El-Din CAIRO: The military prosecution released on Monday 27 protesters who were detained by the army on Sunday following clashes outside the state security building in Lazoghly near downtown Cairo. “The protesters were interrogated by military prosecution and then released afterwards,” said lawyer and human rights activist Ramy Raouf. Some of the …


New Egypt minister takes over after offices stormed

By AFP CAIRO: A new Egyptian interior minister took office on Sunday pledging to restore public confidence in the police a day after protesters stormed several state security buildings. In an acceptance statement carried by the state MENA news agency, Mansour El-Essawi said he would take “all necessary measures to restore confidence between citizens and …


Lazoghly protesters caught between army, angry residents

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: Military forces dispersed protests in front of the State Security building in Lazoghly, downtown Cairo on Sunday by firing in the air, as armed residents of the area lined up on the other side throwing stones at protesters. Protesters who gathered in Lazoghly were trying to break through barricades set up …


Leaked SS files swiftly make their way online

  CAIRO: Documents seized by protesters from State Security premises around Egypt over the weekend exposed classified information and a series of scandals about an array of sectors, politicians and media personalities and prominent members of society. Most of the documents that protesters managed to save before being destroyed by State Security were leaked online …


Protesters enter State Security headquarters

By Sarah Carr CAIRO: What started as a small demonstration of around 80 at 4 pm in front of Nasr City’s State Security headquarters on Saturday grew steadily as onlookers joined protesters, who were eventually able to make their way inside. By nighttime, hundreds of protesters — around 2,500 according to the state news agency …


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