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Egypt Activist Summoned For Criticizing Military

A prominent Egyptian activist has been summoned for questioning by the country's military rulers over comments criticizing their human rights record.

Hossam el-Hamalawy, 33, said he was ordered to appear before military prosecutors on May 31 after he charged that the head of the military police was responsible for reported abuses against activists.

He spoke on a popular TV program on a private station.

He said the TV presenter, Reem Maged, was also summoned for questioning.

Egypt's governing Armed Forces Supreme Council has been coming under increasing pressure from the protest movement and political groups for its management of the transitional period following the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak on February 11.

compiled from agency reports