Piggipedia updates: Tarek Saber

General Tarek Saber, who is wanted by the Italians on charges of involvement in the torture and murder of Giulio Regeni, has been promoted to head the Interior Ministry’s Civil Affairs Department.

General Saber is a veteran of State Security Police’s Counter-Communism Bureau, charged with monitoring and smashing left-wing and labor organizations. He has personally detained and tortured scores of leftists throughout his career. The same bureau later was expanded, prior to the 2011 revolution, to include the monitoring of NGOs and human rights groups.