Prosecutors summon doctor who distributed anti-Morsi petitions in hospital

Ahram Online , Monday 27 May 2013

Tanta prosecutor calls in doctor who reportedly distributed petitions from the 'Rebel' campaign in the hospital where she worked

An Egyptian on his motorbike is greeted by a woman as he signs on application to join "Tamarod", Arabic for "rebel", a campaign calling for the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and for early presidential elections, during a protest in Tahrir Square, the focal point of Egyptian uprising, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, May 17, 2013 (Photo: AP)

Tanta’s attorney general has ordered the questioning of a physician who reportedly distributed petitions from the anti-government 'Rebel' campaign in the hospital where she works.

Nagwa Saad Abdel-Hamid, a doctor at Al-Sadat Hospital in El-Monofiya district, refused to be questioned, citing the "partiality" of attorney-general Ayman El-Wardani – who issued the order – towards the Muslim Brotherhood, according to the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social rights.

El-Wardani belongs to an association of judges called ‘Judges for Egypt’, known for close ties to the Brotherhood.

The  ‘Rebel' campaign aims to collect signatures from millions of Egyptians in an effort to withdraw confidence from President Mohamed Morsi and call for early presidential elections.

The campaign recently announced it had collected over 3 million signatures and aims to collect 12 million more before 30 June.

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