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Egypt state security officers arrested after alleged cover-up

Sixty seven state security officers are arrested for burning state documents. Protesters accuse them of destroying evidence of corruption

Ahram Portal, Tuesday 8 Mar 2011
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South Giza prosecutor officer detained 67 state security officers in the 6th of October governorate on charges of burning state documents and public property.

The state security building was set on fire on Saturday after a similar occurrence in Alexandria, Egypt. Protesters and residents claim that state security officers and personnel shredded documents and set fire to the buildings themselves and accuse them of burning evidence of wrong-doing.

The officers will be detained for four days pending investigations.

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