On the first anniversary of his death, Hamada Imam reveals why Safwat Al-Sharif did not write his memoirs?
In the summer of 2005, I found myself in a confrontation that I did not seek with the most powerful man in Egypt at that time, “Safwat Al-Sharif,” around whom tales and legends were woven that made him a key partner in major cases of assassinations, physical liquidations and fabricating moral issues from the sixties until the beginning of the second millennium
In May 2005, I was among a group of journalists who were chosen to receive a training course on press coverage of the People’s Assembly elections that were scheduled to take place in November 2005 under the auspices of Safwat Al-Sharif, Chairman of the Shura Council at the time, at the Supreme Press Council building on the Nile Corniche. On the day of the opening of the session, we were surprised by the presence of Safwat al-Sharif, who sat in the main seat at the top of the table, and circumstances wanted me to be on his right at the beginning of the row in which the journalists sat, while Jalal Dewidar, Salah Montaser and the rest of his aides sat on his left. Opening the door to questions
By virtue of the arrangement of the seat, the first questions were asked about the manner of the elections in light of the restrictions imposed on the parties in the movement in the street and the restriction on them and the citizen’s ignorance of his rights and his preoccupation with securing a bite.
Will you cry from the words of your Nasserites? (The slogan of Al-Arabi Al-Nasiri newspaper was hanging on my chest) Look at the street and you see the truth? At the time, I had to choose between swallowing his sarcasm in response, or revolting for my dignity? So I chose the second solution and said to him: Your Excellency, you can look at Tahrir Square from this place of yours to verify my words.
The one who intervened got angry and then closed the discussion door after he looked at a look that incited inside me all the instinct of challenge and determination to dig behind the strength of this man.
He added to my insistence that the file of Soad Hosni’s death was still open and the accusations were chasing him. My research was divided into two phases, before 2005 and after 2005. Before 2005, he was the intelligence officer Mowafi, who was imprisoned in the case of intelligence deviation. Then he came out in 1974 with a deal with Sadat known as the sex tape deal with American blessing.
Then his ascent journey began and his name was associated with the murder of musician Omar Khorshid after a denunciation of him by Sadat, then his name reappeared in the suicide case of Mimi Shakib, who was accused in the most famous case of etiquette known to Egypt in its history so far, in which sex and politics were mixed.
Then the page of Sadat was folded on the day of the presentation to rise with missile force during the Mubarak era
The key to understanding the Sharif’s mentality starts from where the late Magdy Muhanna asked him on a program in the forbidden, which was broadcast on Dream channel, about his memoirs and when do you see the light? He will not expose them unless they think of getting rid of him. “Safwat Al-Sharif” is the treasury of secrets that will be opened in the case of self-defense. It is not only political secrets, but is filled with personal facts. He has a lot about media professionals, journalists and artists who have been recruited to prepare for the file of succession and legalization of corruption. By the way, most of Those in private channels and newspapers have now suddenly turned into fighters against inheritance and corruption!!
Film critic Tariq El-Shennawy, son of the poet, writer and journalist Kamel El-Shenawy’s brother, who was in love with Souad’s sister, Najat El-Saghira, and the common denominator of all the artists’ sessions. The deviation of the intelligence service in the wake of the defeat of 67 and he spent a year inside the bars and came out stronger than the mentality of the intelligence man who can control those who deal with them with documented papers that expose them if they whispered something, this was the secret of his strength in the intelligence and the weapon remained with him when he moved to civilian life while carrying The mentality of the intelligence man is “Muwafi”, and that is why he has been trying to practice his old hobby of controlling by photographing them in their moments of weakness
Corruption of the relationship between Sadat and Dr. Morsi Saad El-Din
He was able to introduce himself to Dr. Morsi Saad El-Din, who held the position of head of the Information Service during the era of “Anwar Sadat.” Morsi was close to the late president, and his brother, Baligh Hamdi, was one of the great composers whom “Sadat” loved. “Morsi” is trusted by “Sadat”, but “Safwat” was able to spoil the relationship between them and take him away from the SIS, and as usual, he was photographed in his office in an emotional meeting, and he was sent to Sadat to take the necessary action, and “Morsi” discovered that his office manager “Safwat” was the one who arranged He has this plot to remove him from his position to become then head of information, and then jump during the era of “Mubarak” to the presidency of the most important apparatus on which the totalitarian states rely in washing the minds of citizens, which is the media, to become the most powerful minister during the era of the ousted president, and through this apparatus he played his role in working for the apparatus And the recruitment of artists to provide services to the regime. Not only were the artists and artists, but a number of broadcasters joined them. Many of the details that he was practicing in his administration of the Ministry of Information testify that “Safwat” the minister remained loyal to Mowafi, the intelligence man, “Safwat” was trusted by “Mubarak” because he knew Keys to deal with it h When in 2004 he was deported to the Shura Council after Suzanne Mubarak narrowed him down after he heard a lot of what Safwat was doing to please her husband.
It was “Mubarak” who intervened at the last moments to preserve his information minister. When “Safwat” went to the Shura Council in the president’s seat, he did not give up, he remained active in consolidating the corrupt regime. He is the second man in the National Party, who did not lose contact with “Mubarak” and knows exactly when Does he get what he wants from him?!” Safwat Al-Sharif is a witness and participant in what has been happening in artistic, media and political life for nearly half a century.
On June 12, 1974, US President Nixon arrived in Cairo, at the invitation of Sadat, to receive him immortalized by the records of the White House. On this visit, Nixon decided to reward Sadat by revealing to him more secrets about the American intelligence records about the period of Abdel Nasser. In the pyramid’s rest, Nixon asked Sadat suddenly: Do you know a story? Sex movies? Then Nixon began to tell some of his secrets about the reason for the enmity between Abdel Nasser and the Al Saud family, which amounted to the Al Saud’s deposit of 20 million dollars for the assassination of Abdel Nasser. In the interview, Nixon told Sadat that Salah Nasr received in 61 a personal invitation from the head of Russian intelligence, Vladimir Smeikha Sitni, and persuaded Nasr that He receives an advanced course in intelligence sciences, and Nasr passed all the departments of the Russian intelligence until he stopped a lot in the Department of Control and Control, where the female component is used in intelligence work through filming sexual films and pictures of the person wanted to be controlled in Cairo. Salah Nasr, after passing the course, decided to transfer the idea to Egypt
Training in Russia on how to subject homosexuals and humans to blackmail
In Cairo, Salah chose four of the officers of the apparatus to be the nucleus in which the unit will be established. The four officers were Jamal Abbas, Hassan Alish, Ahmed Al-Taher and Safwat Al-Sharif. The four traveled to Russia and there they received advanced courses to work in the new unit, both in the arts of photography, through how to subjugate homosexuals and people Ordinary blackmail under all circumstances, effects that are similar to the cinematic atmosphere
Al-Sadat denied the words, saying: Salah arrested him and burned all his films, except that Nixon surprised him that there are films and names that were not burned, and their films are still available, and they belong to some Saudi princes and officers.
Sadat, for his part, decided to re-investigate and open the file again. He was among those who were exposed to this and signed some princes of the Saud family and senior officers in the Saudi army.
It was natural for Sadat to ask why the Americans were so interested in these films, so the response was the Al Saud’s complaint about the blackmail that princes and officers are subjected to, especially since the operations came out of their intelligence role to exploit them for purposes outside their functional role.
Sadat is looking for the officers involved
On May 14, 74, Sadat ordered the search for the officers who were involved with Salah Nasr in these operations and promised them to release them in exchange for obtaining these tapes. He was the first to present all the papers, films and pictures under his hand to Sadat, “Safwat al-Sharif,” who was released during the October 74 celebrations and appointed Head of the internal department at the State Information Service, which is the interface for dealing with foreign media, and the third institution in the Egyptian media system after the Ministry of Information and the Radio and Television Union
When Sadat formed the National Party in 1977, Sharif joined the list of founders