German team called to Egypt for consul on secret police

March 30, 2011 09:59


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A German team met Monday with an Egyptian Interior Ministry officials, Hani Abdel Latif, in order to discuss the dismantling of the feared Egyptian secret police that reigned freely during Mubarak's 30-year rule, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

The German team was reportedly asked for details about what happened to previous Stasi employees. Stasi was a vast spying agency left over in East Germany following the collapse of Communist rule in the country. According to the Washington Post, The Egyptian official sought information on how Germany dealt with reconstructing shredded documents.

Last week, Interior Minister Mansour el-Eissawi, appointed March 5 of this year, announced that the Egyptian state security agency would be dissolved and reconstructed, and that though many files were destroyed, the government sought to retrieve computerized versions and investigate potential torture and violent abuse of citizens.

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