Al-Sherif charged with inciting assaults on demonstrators

Former Shura Council Speaker Sawfat al-Sherif has been officially charged with inciting assaults on demonstrators on 2 February. Dressed in white prison uniform, al-Sherif was summoned to the prosecution on Tuesday afternoon.

Al-Sherif denied responsibility for the incident. He also denied that Mubarak was involved.

“I saw the incident on television and called Mubarak to tell him it was a crime,” he said.

Asked if any other official was involved in the incident, he said he would have reported that person to the attorney general had he known.

He also denied ordering certain businessmen and members of the former ruling party to call for pro-Mubarak demonstrations.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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