Citizen complaints over corruption up 54% in 2011

The head of the Administrative Prosecution said 99,830 citizen complaints were filed for cases of corruption in 2011, a 54 percent increase from the 53,720 the year before.

Timour Kamel, the prosecution head, said the increase means citizens are no longer afraid to report such cases since the 25 January revolution.

According to the claims report, the prosecution studied 81,558 complaints submitted, and investigated 1,752 senior officials in ministries, government departments, public bodies and local administration,  113 of whom were referred to disciplinary tribunal, 1,367 were penalized and 282 were released.

Edited translation from MENA

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