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Egyptian Blogger Criticizes Military And Is Summoned For Questioning

Hossam el-Hamalawy, a prominent Egyptian blogger and democracy activist, has been ordered to appear for questioning before the country’s military prosecutors after he publicly accused an army official of instigating abuses against civilians.

Hamalawy said he was summoned to appear Tuesday after he charged in a television interview that the head of the country’s military police was responsible for torturing activists for which he added that he has testimonies, videos and other evidence to back up his claims.

The interview aired on Thursday on a popular television program on ON-TV. The presenter of the program, Reem Maged, was also summoned for questioning, as was another journalist, Nabil Sharaf el-Din. Reem Maged is also a potential presidential candidate in the country’s upcoming elections aside from his work on ON-TV.

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