Egypt’s ancient Egyptian government faces questions
Egypt’s Ancient Egyptian government is under fire for allegedly allowing the use of a U.S. drone that crashed in the country in 2014, sparking protests.
Egypt’s top official in charge of overseeing the countrys antiquities was charged Tuesday with treason for allegedly aiding a drone used to kill its ambassador.
The alleged conspiracy stemmed from the use and sale of a drone by a company that was contracted by the country to fly a drone over the country.
A federal prosecutor said the charges against Minister for Antiquities Mohamed Mahmoud were the result of a criminal conspiracy.
The prosecutor said Mahmoud “sought to protect the interests of the Egyptian people,” according to the state news agency MENA.
Mena said Mahmoud also sought to promote a “revenge” against the United States for the killing of the ambassador.
He is accused of allowing the drone to crash into the country’s parliament building in February 2014, triggering violent protests.
In February, Mahmoud had denied the charges.
The U.N. mission that monitors Egypt’s antiquities is investigating whether the government is responsible.