Probe launched into Sabbahi over accusations of ‘inciting violence’
Hamdeen Sabbahi

CAIRO: Cairo prosecution issued Wednesday an investigation into accusations of inciting violence against former presidential candidate and founder of Popular Current Party Hamdeen Sabbahi, Youm7 reported.

A citizen of Rehab city of New Cairo filed a complaint against Sabbahi, accusing him of inciting violence against police and military personnel and calling for protesting in the fifth anniversary of the January 2011 uprising.

“Where is the problem if the peaceful youth protested on January 25…I knew they do not belong to the Muslim Brotherhood nor felol (Mubarak loyalists)… they are in need to connect with the public and reclaiming the two revolutions,” Sabbahi said in an interview with al-Ashera Masaan (10:00 PM) talk show on Dream channel Jan.7.

Sabbahi called on the youth to resume goals of resuming the January 25 uprising that toppled 30-year-old regime of Mubarak and the June 30 incidents that called for the end Mohamed Morsi’s presidency.

The Nasserist political figure also voiced his rejection to anti-protest law, calling for the release of politically detained activists; he denounced practices of some police personnel who torture and kill civilians, saying that those personnel defame the image of others who sacrificed their lives.

Sabbahi ran for president twice; in 2012, he was a rival against Mohamed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq and he was in the third position after them and in 2014, he ran against President Adel Fatah al-Sisi.

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