State Security figure appointed at Cairo Security Directorate

Officers of the Cairo Security Directorate (CSD) expressed their dismay on Tuesday at finding that Hamed Awad Tag Eddin, a leading figure of the dissolved State Security Investigations Service (SSIS), had been appointed as their director of public relations.

The CSD is the body responsible for coordinating and administering police operations across the Cairo Governorate, and traditionally worked alongside the SSIS before it was dismantled in March of this year by order of the interior minister.

Sources at the CSD said Tag Eddin’s appointment proves that remnants of the notorious SSIS are still in positions of power, despite statements from the interior minister claiming that senior figures from the dissolved bureau had been dismissed.

Tag Eddin was the media spokesman for the SSIS in the 1990s.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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