Egypt's ruling Supreme Council has called on people to return top secret documents which went missing during protesters' recent assaults on state security agencies, and asked the holders to keep the information secret.
Since Thursday, Egypt has been rocked by attacks on state security agencies on rumors that security officers were trying to destroy the security archives. Demonstrators got hold of some classified documents, which might shed light on the latest events in the Islamic country, media said.
"These documents contain names and files, which could jeopardize the security of the country and the people," the Supreme Council, which is ruling the country after President Hosni Mubarak stepped down on February 11, said on its Facebook page.
Egyptian authorities have already promised thorough reforms in the security service, which caused public discontent during Mubarak's tenure. Egyptians said security officers took advantage of their vast powers to control people's lives, including banned or allowed foreign trips, or interfered with business and personal relationships. Sometimes people were allegedly kept in security service prisons without any charges put against them.
After Mubarak was ousted, demonstrators demanded that the state security service be abolished as an element of the past.
CAIRO, March 6 (RIA Novosti)