The family of the former head of the Central Auditing Agency (CAO) Hisham Geneina paid a bail of EGP 10,000 in order for him to be released after spending a night in detention.
On Thursday, State Security prosecution decided to release Geneina on bail after several days of investigations, but he refused, arguing that the charges against him are political and aim to counter his past achievements in the CAO.
Geneina’s lawyer said that the bail was paid by family members so that Geneina could visit his sick daughter in the hospital.
Geneina is being referred to a misdemeanour court for trial on charges of harming the economy and disrupting public order.
The charge is directed at Geneina’s statements in which he claimed public funds amounting to EGP 600bn were wasted due to state corruption in 2015.
Geneina filed an appeal last week against the president’s dismissal decree, arguing unconstitutionality.