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Egyptian authorities have consigned former Minister of Information Anas al-Fiqqi to house arrest, informed sources told Al-Masry Al-Youm.
Al-Fiqqi reportedly submitted his resignation after President Hosni Mubarak stepped down. Massive protests had been calling for the ouster of the regime.
Over 18 consecutive days of protest, Egyptian state television accused the revolutionaries of attempting to destabilize the country and of being paid to implement foreign agendas.
State television's coverage aroused the fury of Egyptian viewers and the protesters.
In related news, state television has temporarily banned Tamer Amin, an Egyptian presenter known for his support of the regime, from appearing to avoid provoking the audience.
Around 15 state television employees, who called themselves "The Free Media Professionals" during the nationwide protests, have submitted a request that the Attorney General seize all the documents in the offices of the former minister of information and certain television officials.
They said heads of departments were getting rid of key documents in an attempt to evade responsibility following the protests.
The Attorney General referred the request to the Armed Forces, which immediately entered the Egyptian Television building on Sunday and seized all documents.