Egypt extends detention of ex-justice minister

By Mohamed al-Rayes

CAIRO (AA) – The Egyptian prosecution on Friday extended the detention of former Justice Minister Ahmed Suleiman for 15 days, the state-run Al Ahram newspaper reported.

Suleiman faces accusations of membership in a terrorist group and attempts to undermine national security.

The former minister was detained by security forces on Tuesday during a raid on his home in the central Minya province.

Suleiman had served under former President Mohamed Morsi, who was ousted in a military coup in 2013 after serving only one year in power.

Suleiman was appointed as justice minister in May 2013 and resigned after Morsi’s overthrow by the military.