Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Protests against Hawass

Al Masry Al Youm (Ola El-Saket Mohamed Azouz)

As Zahi Hawass, Egypt's antiquities minister, traveled to Peru on Sunday to represent Egypt in the second Conference on Retrieving Stolen Artifacts, dozens of people protested outside the Ministry of Defense demanding his removal from office.

The calls for his resignation stem from a number of complaints against him, included claims of irregularites regarding antique artifacts stolen during the Egyptian uprising earlier this year.

"Zahi never provided official documents on what remains missing from the Egyptian Museum,” says Nasser Ibrahim, an employee at the ministry’s restoration department.

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