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Egypt authorities order arrest of Mubarak-era parliamentary speaker

After failing to show up for questioning - twice - by Egypt's Illicit Gains Authority, former People's Assembly speaker Fathi Sorour now faces arrest

Ahram Online , Sunday 14 Oct 2012
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Judge Yahia Galal, head of Egypt's Illicit Gains Authority (IGA), ordered the arrest of former People’s Assembly speaker Fathi Sorour on Sunday after the latter failed to show up for questioning.  

Last Thursday, Judge Montaser Salah, head of the IGA's investigations department, had summoned Sorour for questioning regarding the source of his considerable wealth.

Sorour, who served as parliamentary speaker for more than 20 years under ousted president Hosni Mubarak, had claimed that he could not attend for health reasons, prompting Salah to adjourn the session until Sunday.

Sorour also failed to show up for Sunday's session, however, leading the IGA to issue a warrant for his arrest.

The former stalwart of Mubarak's National Democratic Party and speaker of the People's Assembly (the lower house of Egypt's parliament) was recently released from detention after being acquitted of charges of inciting the murder protesters at the height of last year's uprising in what has become known as the "battle of the camel."

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Salma
15-10-2012 08:58pm
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Stupid Move.
Why put him back to jail when he already had this case before and was proven innocent? The court is repeating this trial for no reason. So the court can go to hell.
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Nora
15-10-2012 01:37am
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Great move
Hopefully there will be enough and fair evidence to put him behind bars.
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Nora
15-10-2012 01:16am
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Great move
Hopefully there will be enough and fair evidence to put him behind bars.
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