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Former Egypt prosecutor general and deputy banned from travel

Former Prosecutor General Talaat Abdallah and deputy Hassan Yaseen are blocked from travel, face accusations of placing spying equipment in General Prosecution office

Ahram Online, Wednesday 4 Sep 2013
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Former Egyptian Prosecutor General, Talaat Abdullah (Photo: Reuters)
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Former Egyptian Prosecutor General Talaat Abdallah and former deputy Judge Hassan Yassin have been banned Wednesday from travel pending investigations by prosecutor Judge Mohamed Shereen Fahmy into accusations that Abdallah and Yaseen placed spying equipment at the General Prosecution office.

Fahmy has been delegated by Justice Minister Adel Abdel-Hamid to investigate the accusations that also include Abdallah and Yassin using their positions for illegal profiteering.

The accusations were filed by current Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat, who alleges he has found spying equipment at the General Prosecution office.    

Abdallah was appointed by ousted president Mohamed Morsi, replacing Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. His appointment by Morsi was highly condemned by judges who argued the move was illegal on the grounds that the only body with authority to appoint the prosecutor general is the Supreme Judiciary Council.

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