General Prosecutor Judge Abdel Meguid Mahmoud referred a claim accusing former MP Mohamed Abu Hamed of “calling for overthrowing the regime, receiving funds from a businessman and inciting Copts to protest against legitimacy.”
The plaintiff, a man named Mahmoud Abdel Rahman, stated in his accusation that while he was watching a show on a religious satellite channel, the TV presenter received a call from political and human rights activist Mohamed Othman where the latter said he had “information that show Abu Hamed received funds to cause sectarian sedition and overthrow the regime.”
The activist said that Abu Hamed received these funds when he was in Lebanon and met with Lebanese politician Samir Geagea, Abdel Rahman said.
Abu Hamed also received financial support from a businessman to set the Egyptian people against the elected regime, Abdel Rahman added.
The plaintiff also stated that in an interview with an international television network which he did not name Abu Hamed said that an American official asked him to “mobilize no less than 100 thousand citizens for a sit-in in front of the presidential palace and vital areas … in order to topple president-elect Mohamed Mursi.” (Aswat Masriya)