Mubarak orders `independent` probe into violence

Egyptian Prez Hosni Mubarak has ordered an "independent" probe into the deadly violence in Cairo last week.

Last Updated: Feb 08, 2011, 10:48 AM IST

Cairo: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has
ordered an "independent" probe into the deadly violence in Cairo last week when his supporters clashed with protesters,
Reports claim on Tuesday.

Mubarak "has given instructions for the creation of a ...
transparent, independent and impartial investigatory
commission (made up) of Egyptian figures known for their
honesty and their credibility to investigate the events of
last Wednesday," the agency reported yesterday.
The commission will investigate "the terrible and
unacceptable violations that made some protesters innocent
victims."

"President Mubarak ... assured that he shares the pain of
all the families of these victims," the agency said.
Mubarak supporters rushed into Cairo`s Tahrir Square last
Wednesday while it was occupied by opposition protesters,
sparking clashes that left at least 11 dead and nearly 1,000
injured according to official figures.

Bureau Report