File Photo: Magdy Abdel Ghaffar (Photo: Ahram)
Egyptian Interior Minister Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar said on Thursday that Egypt has discovered “a hostile plot” that aims to defame the image of the country, and is being conducted by Muslim Brotherhood fugitives in Qatar and Turkey.
The minister made the reports public in a wide-ranging interview wtih Al-Ahram magazine, published on Thursday, where he also spoke about securing the upcoming presidential elections, terrorism, human rights, and illegal migration.
Abdel-Ghaffar said that information had revealed that a plan aimed at “fomenting a state of anger among citizens,” as well as broadcasting false news and creating crises via the media, and included a number of TV channels and websites, which are affiliated with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhod group.
The leadership of the Brotherhood media committee for the plan is present in Qatar and Turkey, the minister said, and these leaders are fugitives.
The government has arrested those elements inside Egypt who are implementing the plans of fugitive Brotherhood leaders and has taken legal procedures against them , he said.
The Muslim Brotherhood group was designated a terrorist entity by Egypt in 2013.
Read more of the minister's comments here