Egypt’s embassy guarded by Tunisian forces after bomb threat

Tunisian army and police forces secured the vicinity of Egypt’s embassy in Tunisia after the embassy received a bomb threat from the Amazigh Islamic Front, said Ayman Mesharrafa, Egypt’s ambassador to Tunisia. (Also see: Mohamed Morsi supporters to stage marches on Friday)

Egypt's embassy guarded by Tunisian forces after bomb threat

Mesharrafa told the Middle East News Agency on Thursday he informed the Tunisian authorities of this threat.

Security forces were sent to the embassy immediately to secure it, he added.

Egypt’s Human Rights group accuses Mubarak, Adli of torturing citizens

Egypt’s Organization for Human Rights filed a formal complaint to Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat demanding swift investigations into complaints filed by the organization against former President Hosni Mubarak and his Interior Minister Habib al-Adli.

Rights group accuses Mubarak, Adli of torturing citizens

The complaint accused Hosni Mubarak and Adli of torturing citizens and violating their rights.

Egypt’s organization said it filed complaints, over the span of 25 years, to report incidents of torture and maltreatment as well as violations of the right to live.

Torture is one of the most brutal crimes committed against the Egyptian citizen over the past few decades, said Hafez Abu Saada, the organization’s director.

The organization based its complaint on the Egypt’s legislation, which includes articles from the Egyptian penal code, as well as articles from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and from the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Egypt’s police arrest Muslim Brotherhood’s Hassan al-Brens

Police forces arrested Hassan al-Brens, a Muslim Brotherhood leading member in Alexandria, on Thursday in Cairo’s Nasr City, sources at the Brotherhood said.

They also arrested Fathi Shehab, a Brotherhood leader and a former parliamentarian.

The police arrested Brens as he was taking part in a march to support Egypt’s former President Mohamed Morsi, the sources told the Middle East News Agency.

The police took Brens to an unknown destination, they added.

Egypt’s police forces have arrested a number of the Brotherhood’s leading figures over the past few days, including the group’s General Guide Mohamed Badie, Mourad Ali, Islamist preacher Safwat Hegazi and Ahmed Abu Baraka.

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