Saudi ambassador presents video of embassy 'attacks' to Egypt's general prosecutor

Ahram Online , Monday 19 Sep 2011

The Saudi embassy - a few blocks from the Israeli embassy and Giza security building - submits a video as evidence in the investigation of 9 September clashes and embassy attacks in the area

Israel embassy
Israel embassy (Photo by Mai Shaheen)

The Saudi ambassador to Egypt, Ahmed Abdel Aziz Kattan sent Egypt's general prosecutor a CD with footage filmed 9 September 2011 by the embassy’s closed-caption cameras showing what the ambassador described as an “attack” on their Cairo embassy. 

The events at the Saudi embassy occurred the day protesters stormed the nearby Israeli embassy. Protesters then headed towards the Giza central security building.

Clashes reportedly started after the police ran over a group of protesters and headed towards the security building. The Saudi embassy is located a few blocks from both the Israeli embassy and the Giza security directorate, inevitably affecting the Saudi embassy.

Ambassador Kattan asked the general prosecutor to use the CD as evidence in the current investigation.

The Saudi embassy already filed an official complaint on 15 September to the general prosecutor demanding an investigation into the clashes.

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