9 January 2014

Egypt's PM Offended By Leaked Phone Calls

Egypt's Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi said on Thursday that his government is offended by the recent leak of personal phone calls.

Five Egyptian rights organisations filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Abdel Raheem Ali, Satellite TV Host, for broadcasting alleged phone calls for political activists and public figures.

"We respect the privacy of citizens," Beblawi said in a press conference that followed the cabinet's weekly meeting.

From his side, Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said that his ministry has nothing to do with these leaked phone calls, pointing that the government will urge the general-prosecutor to investigate them.

Ibrahim stressed that his ministry is not battling with any political forces, adding that "the Interior did not and will not record any phone calls."

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