Activists report interior minister, two SCAF leaders to prosecutor general
Democratic Alliance for Egypt among groups to officially accuse senior military and political leaders of instigating killing of protesters outside cabinet office
Ahram Online, Tuesday 20 Dec 2011
The Democratic Alliance for Egypt – along with other political forces – have reported General Hassan Al-Rowini, commander of the Central Military Zone; General Hamdi Badin, head of the military police, and Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim, to the prosecutor general, accusing them of instigating the recent killing of protesters in and around Tahrir Square.
Wahid Abdel Megid, a spokesperson for alliance, said they had accused the trio of failing to properly protect the People’s Assembly, which was damaged over the past days, and of killing protesters.
The alliance was among various political groups taking part in a sit-in at the cabinet office.
Bloody confrontations between protesters and military police broke out on Friday after a crackdown on the sit-in. The death toll has risen to 12 and over 500 have been injured so far.
Many deaths were caused by live ammunition, however, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has strenuously denied that its forces fired at protesters.
Many pictures and videos show military police shooting at demonstrators.