Attorney general announces new anti-corruption office
Attorney General Hisham Barakat - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Attorney General Hisham Barakat Monday issued a decision to form an office for combating corruption.

Barakat told Youm7 that Judge Mustafa Khater has been appointed as the office chairperson. Khater was the judge who ordered former President Mohamed Morsi to criminal court on charges of organizing attacks on protesters at the Ithadeya presidential palace in December 2012.

The new office will be impartial and in accordance with the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), which Egypt signed on Dec. 9, 2003, Barakat added.

The office will coordinate with other prosecutions, the Illicit Gains Authority and State Security Prosecution to account and record all corruption crimes, but the investigation of such crimes will still be conducted by other prosecutions and the Illicit Gains Authority, Youm7 reported.

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