Egypt's military prosecution: Maspero clashes investigation looking at military personnel

Ahram Online , Sunday 13 Nov 2011

The head of the Egyptian military prosecution says that some military personnel are under investigation in relation to the Maspero clashes, while denying that Alaa Abdel Fattah is being prosecuted for his opinions

The head of the military prosecution, Major General Adel Morsi, issued a statement Sunday about the investigation into the Maspero clashes.

According to the statement, Alaa Abdel Fattah was not the only suspect in the Maspero clashes as there are other civilian suspects as well as military personnel who are being investigated.

It is the first statement from the military prosecution to acknowledge that military personnel are implicated in the Maspero clashes.

The statement did not include the name or rank of these military personnel, or even how many they are.

Morsi added in his statement that Alaa Abdel Fattah is facing criminal charges including stealing military arms, attacking military personnel, destroying army properties and using violence against military personnel, insisting that he was not being prosecuted because he was a blogger with opinions.

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