Omar Mahmoud Suleiman (Arabic: عمر محمود سليمان, Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [ˈʕomɑɾ seleˈmæːn]; 2 July 1936 – 19 July 2012) was an Egyptian army general, politician, diplomat, and intelligence officer. A leading figure in Egypt's intelligence system beginning in 1986, Suleiman was appointed to the long-vacant Vice Presidency by President Hosni Mubarak on 29 January 2011. On 11 February 2011, Suleiman announced Mubarak's resignation and ceased being Vice President; governing power was transferred to the Armed Forces Supreme Council, of which Suleiman was not a member. A new head of intelligence services was appointed by the ruling Supreme Council. Suleiman withdrew from the political scene and did not appear in public after announcing Mubarak's resignation. Millions of Egyptian citizens involved in the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 opposed Suleiman or Mubarak remaining in power without elections taking place. Human rights groups tied Suleiman's career to a regime marked by widespread human rights abuses, and asserted that many Egyptian revolutionaries "see Suleiman as Mubarak II. However many Egyptians also saw Mr. Suleiman as a pillar of the old order who might have served as a buffer between military rule on the one hand and dominance by Islamist groups on the other." Tortured victims and human rights groups charged that Suleiman oversaw the systematic use of torture on detainees and that in at least one instance he was accused of "personally tortured a detainee during his career" in intelligence. In response to the 2011 protests, Suleiman blamed foreign influence and appealed to protestors to go home. But despite all of these allegations of torture and abusing human rights. Suleiman was popular among Egyptians since he was the one who announced Mubarak resignation on the evening of 11 February 2011. There was a scene of a man standing behind Omar Suleiman doing nothing and seemed too upset during Suleiman's announcement of Mubarak resignation. People mocked the man as "El ragel ely wa2f wara Omar Suleiman" which translated as "the guy standing behind Omar Suleiman" became a trend on social media including Facebook and Twitter with several memes and videos mocking the man who was later identified as Officer Hussein Kamal Sherif. On 19 July 2012, it was announced that Suleiman had died at Cleveland Clinic at the age of 76.