Egypt's prosecutor-general hints at new former regime charges

Ahram Online, Friday 8 Feb 2013

Justice Talaat Abdullah says 'new information' related to corruption by former regime members will be released soon

Egypt’s prosecutor-general Talaat Abdullah stated on Thursday that in the upcoming weeks, ongoing investigations are set to reveal "important information" involving a number of former regime members. He did not, however, mention who specifically would be targeted by these investigations.

Abdullah’s statements come at a time when several former regime figures are facing trials, including Safwat El-Sherif, former head of the Shura Council (parliament’s upper house) who was released on Thursday after being acquitted on charges of squandering public money. However, El-Sherif faces a number of other cases against him.

Deposed president Hosni Mubarak is currently serving life imprisonment, following his sentence on 2 June 2012, for complicity in the killing of protesters during the 25 January Revolution.

Several other former regime figures are being tried for a number of charges concerning the killing of protesters, profiteering and squandering of public money.

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