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Geneina in custody for 15 days pending investigation

Tuesday 13/February/2018 - 09:40 PM
Sada El Balad
Ahmed Mohsin
Military prosecution has ordered the detention of Egypt’s former top auditor Hisham Geneina in custody for 15 days pending more investigations.

Geneina، was arrested Tuesday -- two days after claiming that a former army chief-of-staff had documents implicating top state officials in illegal activity.

But the Egyptian army announced late Monday that it would request permission to question both Geneina and Sami Anan -- a former army chief-of-staff and would-be presidential candidate -- in regards to the alleged incriminating documents.

Geneina was a leading figure in Anan's brief presidential campaign before the former military chief was barred from running in a March presidential vote and was detained by authorities last month، a week after announcing his candidacy.

In an interview with HuffPost Arabia published on Sunday، Geneina claimed that Anan possessed documents and evidence relating to major deadly incidents and "political crimes" since the 2011 revolution and following the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. He said the documents were kept abroad and would surface if authorities tried to assassinate Anan، whom the army has accused of breaching laws by running for office without its consent.

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