Sources Confirm Former IM Adly Directly Listened in on officials

Sources Confirm Former IM Adly Directly Listened in on officials

Sources Confirm Former IM Adly directly Listened in on Ministers, Governors, MB leaders, the Attorney General and Political Opponents.

"Al-Adli demanded that the telecommunication sector give him details on the names of certain opponent figures without telling any of his aides," sources told Egypt’s state-run "Al-Ahram" daily on Sunday April 3, 2011.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the listening devices were employed by Al-Adli cost more than 50 million Egyptian pounds ($8.4 million) to listen in to others in the absence of law under the pretense of maintaining national security.

Sources confirmed that he tapped the phone of Prosecutor General Abdel Meguid Mahmud; Minister of Justice Mamdouh Marei; Arab League chief Amr Moussa; and political activist and former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency Mohamed ElBaradei.

He also listened in on former Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni, former Minister of Information Anas al-Faki, former minister of housing Ahmed El-Maghrabi, former minister of tourism Zoheir Garana, former minister of agriculture Amin Abaza, former Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Aboul Gheit, in addition to Mohamed former Minister of Housing Ibrahim Soliman, former interior minister Maj. Gen. Hassan al-Alfi and some former and current police leaders.

The same scenario was repeated against Major General Adel Labib, Governor of Alexandria, Maj. Gen. Salah Salameh, former governor of Kafr El-Sheikh, and Maj. Gen. Nabil el Ezabi, former governor of Assiut.

The list also includes a handful of politicians and heads of political parties, most notably, the founder of Al-Karama Party Hamdeen Sabahi; opposition leader and head of the Al-Ghad Party Ayman Nour; former chairman of the MB Mahdi Akef;MB Chairman Mohammed Badie; MB media  spokesman Essam El-Erian; a member of the MB Executive  Bureau Mohamed Mursi and former head of the MB parliamentary bloc Mohamed Saad el-Katatni.

In addition there is a long list of businessmen, artists, hosts of TV Shows, human rights activists, senior lawyers, former judges and key figures of the Gamaa Islamiyah Karam Zuhdi, Nageh Ibrahim, Essam Derbala, Hamdi Abdel Rahman and Safwat Abdel Ghani.

According to Al-Ahram, the concerned authorities are currently destroying such recordings, thereby violating the law and human rights as there is no need to keep them except for issues pertaining to national security and anti-terrorism.

Habib Al-Adli has arrogantly said that he used to eavesdrop on people’s telephone conversations and made it through the Egyptian TV in Nov. 2005, commenting: Do not talk over the phone, everyone fears.

New interior minister Mansour al-Issawi in the caretaker Government of Prime Minister Essam Sharaf promised that private telephones would no longer be tapped in the country.