Egypt's military to question outspoken activist

By REUTERS
May 30, 2011 20:02




CAIRO - Egyptian blogger and democracy activist Hossam El-Hamalawy said on Monday he had been summoned for questioning by the army after he accused a military official of instigating abuses against civilians.

"I got a phone call from a lieutenant colonel in the military media office informing me that I am summoned tomorrow before the military judicial authority over what I said on TV... last Thursday," Hamalawy told Reuters.

Hamalawy's friends set up a Facebook page showing excerpts of the satellite talk show in which he named a senior officer as responsible for violations committed by military police.

"I have testimonies, videos and evidence of those violations that I will take with me tomorrow," Hamalawy said, adding that he saw the summons as "an arbitrary procedure".


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