The Egyptian government announced Tuesday it was disbanding its much-hated security and spying agency, a move long demanded by protesters who brought down the regime of President Hosni Mubarak in February.
REUTERS - Egypt on Tuesday dissolved an internal security and spying agency whose reputation for brutality helped ignite the uprising that swept Hosni Mubarak from power last month.
The dissolution of state security was one of the main demands of the activists who rose up against Mubarak, forcing him to step down on Feb. 11 and hand power to the military. "The choosing and appointment of the officers of the new force will take place in the coming few days," the agency said.
Date created : 2011-03-15