A Republican decision to dismiss an advisor to the Egyptian Council of State for trafficking in antiquities

Sisi issued a decision to dismiss the advisor and it was published in the Official Gazette (Getty)

Today, Monday, the Egyptian Official Gazette published a presidential decree issued by the President Abdel Fattah SisiIt stipulates the dismissal of Assistant Counselor (B) in the State Council, Ahmed Shukri Moawad, a decision that Al-Arabi Al-Jadeed was the only newspaper to publish it and publish its full details About 3 months ago, in implementation of the decision of the Disciplinary Council of the State Council.

The Disciplinary Council had issued a ruling to dismiss the advisor to the State Council during his disciplinary trial on the grounds of his involvement in exploiting his influence, trading in antiquities, and establishing an illegal relationship with a woman.

The Disciplinary Board of the State Council has finished hearing the advisor’s defenses in the accusations against him, after he refused to submit his resignation in an option offered to him in exchange for closing the case and not proceeding with its procedures, which amounts to removal from the job and deprivation of any financial or job privileges or rights in the event of a dismissal ruling. , which is what happened.

According to the documents in the case papers, recordings, and information obtained by Al-Arabi Al-Jadeed, the counselor is involved in two incidents. The first is a moral issue, represented by the establishment of a relationship between him and one of the women that developed into an “oral marriage,” which resulted in her pregnancy.

After that, disagreements occurred between them, and the counselor assaulted her by beating her and causing her to miscarry. After the escalation of the differences between them, she went to the State Council and filed a complaint against him accusing him of assaulting her and threatening to kill her, as happened with the journalist Shaima Gamal at the hands of her husband, Counselor Ayman Hajjaj, Vice President of the State Council, and deception. and causing her to miscarry, in addition to several other charges.

After that, the advisor at the State Council tried to calm things down with the woman for fear of “scandal” and that sanctions would be imposed on him at the State Council for his involvement in a “moral issue.” So he requested that she marry “common-law” at first, in exchange for her submitting her complaint before the State Council, which is what happened.

However, the case remained open, so the counselor documented the marriage and turned it into an “official marriage” certified by a person authorized to escape the charge of having an illegal relationship, which leads to removal from judicial office, as happened with the Vice President of the State Council a few months ago, who was removed from office. His judicial position is by presidential decree.

A “reconciliation council” was held between the counselor and the woman in exchange for each party relinquishing its complaints and reports against the other party. This session was attended, chaired, and documented by the President of the Sohag Criminal Court, and a reconciliation was reached provided that each party relinquished and a divorce occurred between them.

Subsequently, the disputes between the advisor and the woman were renewed after reports of threats were filed against her, and that she was maintaining relationships with men who had influence, power, money, and security and military leaders during the period of her marriage to him.

These are the reports to which the woman responded in the investigations by saying that her husband was the one who was asking her to contact and communicate with the men who were in disagreement with him, luring them and recording them. She provided recordings of audio and electronic conversations between her and the counselor that confirm what she mentioned in the investigations.

Then, after renewing the disputes, the woman went to the State Council and filed a complaint in which she revealed that she had been subjected to threats, blackmail, and fabricated charges against her. She presented audio and electronic conversations confirming the advisor’s threat to her and his request that she drop her complaint before the State Council the first time, and she requested the testimony of the head of the Sohag Court.

For its part, the Council of State examined the complaint submitted by the woman, and found that there was an actual accusation against the advisor after verifying the authenticity of the recordings and documents submitted by the woman, as well as the calls and letters threatening, intimidating, insulting and slandering the woman and his marriage to her unofficially “verbally” at first, which made It represents an illicit relationship with her.

After examining the submitted complaint and its attachments, the Council of State decided to refer the advisor to the Disciplinary Council on charges of “engaging in behavior that would cause the loss of the prestige of the judicial authority.”

This incident coincided with the second incident, in which the advisor was involved with others in trafficking in antiquities, and it is the case that is currently being criminally investigated, after a decision was issued to lift the advisor’s judicial immunity to investigate it.

Calls were monitored revealing the existence of an agreement regarding an antiquities deal in the village of “Ahnasia” in the Beni Suef Governorate in Egypt, the advisor’s hometown. The most prominent of these calls came between the aforementioned advisor and one of the other people specialized in antiquities trafficking.

This call revolved around the percentage that each of them will receive in the antiquities deal, the share of the “sheikh” who extracts the antiquities, and the percentage of the owner of the house under which the antiquities were found.

The post first appeared on www.alaraby.co.uk

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