CAIRO: The prosecution has denied opening investigations into the involvement of former Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim in the death of Journalist Mayada Ashraf in 2014, MENA reported Tuesday.
Ashraf, working for independent Al-Dostour newspaper, was fatally shot in March 2014 while covering clashes between security forces and pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters in Ain Shams district.
The results of investigations into her death revealed the involvement of 48 persons allegedly belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood, over killing her and another two.
Ashraf’s father and a number of journalists filed a lawsuit accusing former interior minister Mohamed Ibrahim, who was in office at the time of the killing, in her death.
Journalist Ahlam Hussein, a friend of Ashraf and who was an eyewitness to her death, testified that the deceased journalist was killed by shots originating from the area where the police forces were stationed.