Ex-Egyptian spy chief boasts of betraying Morsi

Sarwat Guda said that he had not remained loyal to the oath he took before ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

Ex-Egyptian spy chief boasts of betraying Morsi

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egypt's former intelligence minister Sarwat Guda has admitted that none of the information he passed on to ousted president Mohamed Morsi while he was in power was correct.

According to Egypt's Al-Watan newspaper, the former minister said that he had not remained loyal to the oath he took before Morsi, who he called a 'traitor'.

He said that following the oath, intelligence undersecretary Rafah Shahada had instructed him to forget the oath and repent for making it.

Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected leader, was taken down in a military coup led by then-general Abdal Fattah al-Sisi in July 2013, just one year after he became president.

Morsi was then detained by the new military-backed interim regime along with his fellow members from the Muslim Brotherhood to face a number of charges ranging from espionage, escaping from prison and ordering the killing of anti-government protesters.

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt was then banned after being linked to a bombing in the city of Mansoura, even though the movement denied responsibility.

Abdal Fattah al-Sisi was later elected as Egypt's new president, taking the vast majority of votes against his only Hamdeen Sabahi in May.

However, many have seen Sisi's rise to power as a return of the former Hosni Mubarak regime which disintegrated during the Arab Spring revolution in 2011.

Anti-coup protesters continue to demonstrate against Morsi's ouster on a daily basis, denying the legitimacy of Sisi who came to power in an election that was largely boycotted by voters.

Last Mod: 19 Eylül 2014, 16:21
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