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Monday, 17 May 2021 11:19 GMT

Egypt: ex- Presidential aide arrested after threatening Sisi


( MENAFN ) After he suggested that a presidential hopeful he campaigned for, had documents implicating current leaders, Egypt's previous anti-graft chief has been arrested by Egyptian police, his lawyer said.

Ali Taha told local news website Masr al-Arabia that Hisham Geneina was arrested at his Cairo home on Tuesday, in the latest development in a crackdown on opposition ahead of next month's presidential election.

Taha said that military prosecutors have decided to remand Genena in custody for 15 days pending the completion of an investigation.

"[Anan] has documents and evidence regarding all the major events in the country... they of course would change the course and condemn many", he said.

It's worth mentioning that Geneina was an aide to Sami Anan, a former military chief of staff detained after the army accused him of illegally announcing his intention to stand in the March election against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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