Egypt’s former anti-corruption chief was jailed for five years on Tuesday after a military court convicted him of insulting the armed forces.
Hesham Genena was arrested in February after alleging in an interview for Huffington Post’s Arabic website that Samy Anan, a former army chief of staff, was in possession of documents incriminating the country’s leadership. The documents were kept abroad, he said.
Motaz Wadnan, the journalist who conducted the interview, was also arrested and faces charges of incitement against the state.
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