Egypt's military prosecutor to investigate 'AIDS detector'

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Posted: Jan 14, 2015 9:42 AM
Egypt's military prosecutor to investigate 'AIDS detector'

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian judicial official says the country's chief prosecutor has asked military prosecutors to investigate a set of devices that inventors said detect and cure AIDS and hepatitis C — a claim widely dismissed by experts in Egypt and abroad.

The official said Wednesday the investigation comes after a lawyer filed a complaint against the inventors, who include a now-retired army chief engineer and another military officer. The official says the complaint accuses the inventors of misleading the public.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he wasn't authorized to speak to journalists.

In February, military officials announced the devices detect and cure the diseases with electromagnetism, a claim not backed up by any scientific literature and derided by experts.