Egypt/Minister/the Interior

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(Minister of the Interior)

The Ministry of Interior is responsible for internal security. Dependent on the army. Caught doing false flag attacks.

The Ministry of Interior of Egypt is a part of the Cabinet of Egypt. It is responsible for law enforcement and internal security in Egypt. It is in charge of the multiple departments of the Egyptian police.

It has its own intelligence and investigation service, the State Security Services, separate from Gihaz al-Mukhabarat al-Amma (Secret Service) and the Army Intelligence Service.

After the Luxor massacre of November 17, 1997[1], the Ministry of the Interior is responsible for repressing Islamist movements. Habib el-Adli was in charge of the ministry from 1997 to 2011.

At the same time, surveillance of the population continues: telephone tapping of individuals[2], arrests and intimidation, and the use of torture.

Arab Spring

The resentment against this repressive state apparatus erupted in early 2011, during the (CIA sponsored) Arab Spring regime change operations.

Despite the terrorist attack of January 1, 2011 in Alexandria attributed to a Palestinian group linked to the Al-Qaeda network[3], the Army of Islam, and which is revealed to be a false flag attack by the Ministry of the Interior intended to provoke a reflex of national union behind the Egyptian state[4], a week after the start of the unrest in Tunisia, the demonstrations of February 2011 caught the ministry by surprise.

On February 28, 2011, the forces of the Ministry of the Interior evacuated the towns to temporarily make way for the army. On February 29, the building of the Ministry of the Interior was stormed by demonstrators who were repulsed with shots, including live ammunition. On March 5, demonstrators entered State Security Service centers to recover the archives before they were destroyed[5].

In March 2011, the former minister Habib el-Adli was tried (for a corruption case)[6]. Senior internal security officials, former Cairo security chief Ismail al-Chair, head of State Security Services Hassan Abdul Rahman, as well as general security leaders Ali Fayid and the Forces of central security Ahmed Ramzi, is charged for “inciting, assisting and agreeing to the assassination” of protesters, that is to say for having fired on the crowd of demonstrators. The former head of the state security service, Hassan Abdel-Rahman, is also accused of having ordered the destruction of compromising archives of the state security services. The latter were dissolved on March 15.

The reform measures announced by Mansour el-Issaoui, such as the dismissal of 505 generals and 164 officers on August 1, however remain superficial, and the ministry of the Interior returns to a state of strict dependence on the army.


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