22 January 2013

Egypt: Prosecution Starts Probe Into 14 Post-Revolution Incidents

The "Revolution Protection" Prosecution started investigations into a report by the fact-finding committee that covered 14 incidents taking place after the January 25 Revolution in 2011 till June 30, 2012, said Spokesman for the Public Prosecution Counselor Hassan Yassin.

In a press release on Monday 21/1/2013, Counselor Yassin said that Prosecutor-General Talaat Abdullah reviewed with a team of the prosecution investigators the outcome of their probe into the committee's findings and emerging new evidence that permitted the re-trial of defendants after their acquittal on charges of killing protesters.

The document stated that the official report released by a first fact-finding committee that was formed by the ex-prime minister is an integral part of the current committee's findings.

On January 10, the prosecutor-general issued a decision forming a "revolution protection" prosecution office.

The newly-formed prosecution office has been tasked with investigating all the findings made by the second fact-finding panel formed by President Mohamed Morsi over the killing of revolutionaries.

It will also be probing any complaints referred to the General Prosecution regarding other acts committed against revolutionaries.

The nascent prosecution is chaired by Counselor Amr Fawzi, the chief prosecutor of Central Cairo, and groups 20 members and heads of prosecution offices.

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