Egypt's ex-information minister to be arrested

Ahram Online , Wednesday 2 Oct 2013

Salah Abdel-Maqsoud is accused of involvement in theft of two TV broadcast vehicles at pro-Morsi Rabaa Al-Adawiya sit-in

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Egypt's ex-information minister Salah Abdel Maqsoud (Photo: AO)

A Cairo prosecution office on Wednesday ordered the arrest of former information minister Salah Abdel-Maqsoud.

He is accused of involvement in the theft of two TV broadcast vehicles during the pro-Morsi Rabaa Al-Adawiya sit-in in Cairo's Nasr City that took place between 28 June and 14 August.

Abdel-Maqsoud is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood from which former president Mohamed Morsi hails. He was appointed information minister in prime minister Hisham Qandil's cabinet in August 2012.

Following Morsi's ouster, police have carried out a widespread crackdown on the Islamist group, arresting hundreds of members and dozens of its senior leaders, including Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie. 


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