Supreme State Security Prosecution to investigate alleged SCAF leaks – source

Saturday 06-12-2014 04:09 PM
Supreme State Security Prosecution to investigate alleged SCAF leaks – source

CAIRO, Dec 6 (Aswat Masriya) – Egypt’s top prosecutor has ordered an investigation into alleged recordings of some members of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) discussing a legal description for the detention period of former President Mohamed Mursi.

Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat ordered on Saturday the Supreme State Security Prosecution to investigate the alleged leaks “to find out who is behind the incident.”

The alleged recordings went viral on social media networks on Thursday night stirring controversy. They include discussions on how to alter the description of Mursi's detention place from a military to an interior ministry affiliated prison to avoid a loophole that could result in a court decision to free Mursi.

The prosecutor general had described the leaks as “false news” in a statement issued on Friday, accusing Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood of fabricating the recordings.

The authenticity of the recordings was also denied by a military source. The source, who preferred to remain anonymous, blamed hostile foreign intelligence services and the Muslim Brotherhood for “fabricating” the recordings.

Mursi's ittihadeya and espionage cases will be "ruined", due to his detention in an illegal location since July 3, one of the recordings, allegedly belonging to SCAF Member Mamdouh Shahin, revealed.

Mursi was ousted by the military on July 3, 2013, following mass protests against his rule. His first public appearance was made during the first session of his trial in the Ittihadeya events on November 4, 2013.

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