June 30 Fact-Finding Committee to Publish Its Report On Wednesday

The June 30 fact-finding committee submitted on Sunday its final report to Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, while announcing it will make it public in a press conference on Wednesday.

The committee was established by former interim President Adly Mansour to investigate violent acts which took place since June 2013.

Sisi ordered the referral of the report to the cabinet to study it and send it to the “concerned authorities”, a presidency statement read.

The committee will announce “the details of the reports and its most important findings” during Wednesday’s press conference, due to be held at the Shura Council’s headquarters in Downtown Cairo.

The June 30 fact-finding committee announced on November 16 extending its work until the end of the weeek after receiving new information regarding the deadly dispersal of two camps set up in support of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi last year.

Mansour ordered the committee’s formation last December to gather data and evidence on events that occurred during and after the June 30 protests which led to Mursi’s military ouster following mass protests against his rule.

The committee’s initial deadline was due six months since its establishment. The deadline was nevertheless extended for three extra months, to be on September 21. One day before the reaching new deadline, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi postponed it once again until November 21.

The fact-finding committee submitted to Sisi the part of its report which addresses the situation in the Sinai Peninsula on November 2.

Sisi had ordered that the committee’s full report be made public in an “international press conference” once it is ready for release. Riad said last week that the committee will invite international bodies concerned with human rights to the press conference, including the European Union.

Muslim Brotherhood members have often refused to cooperate with the committee, under the pretext that it is affiliated with the authorities.

Riad has repeatedly described the committee as “neutral” and denied its affiliation with the government.

Source : Aswat Masriya