On Saturday, Attorney General Ahmed Nabil Sadek referred to the Supreme State Security Prosecution a communication for investigationaccusing Egyptian artist and businessman Mohamed Ali of insulting the military establishment.
This came against the backdrop of the publication by Mohamed Ali, owner of the company Amlak Contracting, of a video in which he criticised the way the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces implementednational projects, and the way Abdel Fattah al-Sisi managed Egypt.
Mohamed Ali also accused Major General Kamel al-Wazir, the current minister of transport and communications, and Major General Essam el-Kholy, director of projects management, and others of causing huge financial damages to his contracting companyand for failing to pay his company dues for construction works assigned to it by direct order worth EGP 220 million.
The artist Mohamed Ali followed the first video with several others during the past few days, in which he denied belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood, and continued to expose corruption within the Egyptian army.
Mohamed Ali talked about the circumstances of his departure from Egypt a year ago without being paid, and that his company is still dealing with the armed forces and with the banks and the engineering body.
A few days ago, the Egyptian artist and businessman Mohamed Ali sparked great controversy in Egyptian society after uncovering major incidents of corruption within the army.
Mohamed Ali gave the names of senior officers involved in wasting billions of pounds, and the complicity of banks in the financing of projects described as “failed,” as well as the control of the wife of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the management of palaces and presidential breaks.
The Egyptian artist broadcast these videos from his residence in the Spanish city of Barcelona, where he drew a barrage of accusations against al-Sisi’s generals, and their role in stealing the money of construction companies working with the army.