Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Military takes on Egyptian probes

According to an article in United Press International, public prosecutors said they lacked the authority to investigate Egypt's former intelligence chief and handed the case to military authorities. Omar Suleiman, the former head of the Egyptian General Intelligence Service, was questioned by public prosecutors for his alleged role in the killing of pro-reform demonstrations during the Egyptian revolution early this year.

Public prosecutors said they don't have the authority to investigate Suleiman and handed the case over to the military. The ruling military leadership in Cairo said it has asked for the files on Suleiman to prepare for an investigation, Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm reports.