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Egypt ex-anti corruption tsar 'to face military trial'

AFP  |  Cairo 

Egyptian former anti-corruption chief will face military trial after saying a he supported had documents damning to state officials, his said today.

The military had detained in February following his remarks in an interview with Huffpost Arabi, the Arabic version of site.

He will stand trial on April 16 on charges of "spreading that harms the armed forces," his said.

had been a top campaign aide to Sami Anan, whom the military also detained after he announced he would stand in last month's against incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who won overwhelmingly.

had said the documents Anan allegedly possessed "revolve around political events and crises Egyptian society has passed through" since the January 2011 uprising which toppled veteran strongman

He said they were held at a "secure" place abroad and could be released if Anan is harmed.

Moataz Wadnan, the who conducted the interview, has also been arrested.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 19:00 IST