Egypt's ex-vice president questioned

11:22, April 20, 2011      

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Egypt's former Vice President Omar Suleiman was questioned over violence against protestors during the anti-government protests that forced the former president to step down, spokesperson of the general prosecution said Tuesday.

Adel El Saeed said general prosecutor Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud Monday questioned Suleiman, former chief of the intelligence, over information held by the intelligence on the events before and during Jan. 25 protests and on killing participants in the peaceful demonstrations, official MENA reported.

Suleiman who was appointed the first vice president on Jan. 29, was also interrogated over issues concerning former president and his family's wealth, it added.

El Saeed said the general prosecution delayed announcing the results of the investigations until completed for the sake of accuracy and confidentiality of information.

Egypt's fact-finding committee disclosed a report on Tuesday saying that at least 864 people were killed in the protests while the injuries exceeded 6,400 during the demonstrations that toppled the former President Hosni Mubarak.

The report said the security forces used excessive force and live ammunition to face the peaceful anti-Mubarak protestors, added that snipers were placed over building roofs to shoot the people and vehicles.

Source: Xinhua
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