Egypt court sentences former anti-graft chief to 5 years in jail

Anan was accused of running for a political post without obtaining the permission from the military

Egypt court sentences former anti-graft chief to 5 years in jail

Anan was accused of running for a political post without obtaining the permission from the military

24 April 2018 Tuesday 19:06
Egypt court sentences former anti-graft chief to 5 years in jail

CAIRO

An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced former anti-graft chief Hisham Genena to five years in prison over anti-military remarks, official news agency MENA reported.

The Military Court said that Genena's statements that some state documents have been deported abroad have harmed the armed forces.

Genena was a leading member of the presidential campaign for former Army Chief of Staff Sami Anan who was later excluded from the race.

Anan was accused of running for a political post without obtaining the permission from the military, inciting against the army, and forging election documents.

The former top auditor alleged that Anan owned documents and evidence on the country's largest events since January 25 Revolution in 2011.

He said that those documents, kept outside Egypt, will change the course of many things and convict many persons if disclosed. Later, the armed forces said in a statement that such remarks incited doubts against the country and its institutions while Egypt is fighting a war against terrorism.

Xinhua

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