Egypt's prosecutor General not under investigation

Ahram Online , Friday 9 Nov 2012

The Prosecutor General's office has denied claims made on the Muslim Brotherhood's official web site that Abdel-Maguid Mahmoud is being interrogated by the Supreme Council of the Judiciary

Egypt's Prosecutor General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud (Photo: Reuters)

The office of the Prosecutor General in Cairo has denied claims published on Thursday on Ikhwan Online, the official web site of the Muslim Brotherhood, that Abdel Meguid Mahmoud, the current Prosecutor General, was being interrogated by the Supreme Council of the Judiciary.

Ikhwan Online published a news item on Thursday morning claiming that Abdel Meguid Mahmoud was under questioning by the Supreme Council of Judiciary having been charged with purposeful neglect of corruption cases presented to him.

Former MPs Mohamed Al Sawy and Hatem Hazem had reported Mahmoud to the Supreme Council of the Judiciary accusing him of freezing all reports concerning corruption of members of the former regime of Hosni Mubarak.

Earlier this week Hazem and Al Sawy demanded that a judicial commission should conduct a tally of the complaints to the prosecutor general on former regime members accused of corruption and killing of protesters.

Judge Ahmed Fadl from Prosecutor General's office denied the news published on Ikhawn Online; he told Ahram Online that Mahmoud has not been summoned for any kind of interrogation or investigation by the Judiciary Council. 

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