Mohamed Morsi Loyalists Detained as Violence Spreads in Egypt

Mohamed Morsi Loyalists Detained as Violence Spreads in Egypt

An Alexandria prosecutor ordered on Monday that 92 Mohamed Morsi protesters be detained over violent confrontations that erupted by the Qaed Ibrahim Mosque and Alexandria Library.

Mohamed Morsi Loyalists Detained as Violence Spreads in Egypt

Some of the Mohamed Morsi defendants were arrested for opening fire on forces during a march against the army, leading to the death of 12 people and tens of injuries, including 13 police forces, and causing damages to the library.

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The prosecutor also ordered that 85 anti Mohamed Morsi defendants be detained on charges of participating in violence at the Qaed Ibrahim Mosque last Friday.

Eleven tortured bodies found near Mohamed Morsi Loyalists sit-in – source

Eleven dead bodies with signs of torture were found near the Muslim Brotherhood’s protest camps in Rabaa al-Adawiya Mosque in Nasr City and Nahda Square in Giza, an official security source said in a statement.

The security source added that 10 individuals have filed reports stating that they were subjected to torture inside the Brotherhood’s sit-ins as they were accused of being “infiltrators”.

He added that the ambiguity behind three corpses that were found in Giza earlier this month was cleared as they were identified, saying that their bodies also had torture marks.

The official said that the police arrested one suspect who has admitted to being involved in torturing to death those whom he and other protesters suspected of being “infiltrators” at their Nahda Square sit-in.

The interior ministry appealed to citizens who might have any information on such incidents to report them.

Loyalists to deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi have been holding sit-ins for nearly a month in Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda Square, demanding his reinstatement following Mohamed Morsi’s overthrow by the army that came in response to mass protests across Egypt.

Egypt’s top army chief Sisi meets with EU’s Ashton over Mohamed Morsi Situation

Egyptian Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton on Monday to discuss the latest developments in Egypt.

The meeting included an exchange in perspectives on Egypt’s political scene and its democratic transition and the European Union’s role during the current phase and its future plans to support the region’s stability.

The meeting was attended by high ranking army figures and the EU’s ambassador to Cairo, reported the state news agency.

Ashton is expected to meet with interim President Adli Mansour later on Monday and representatives from the Muslim Brotherhood and the Tamarod “Rebel” movement that organized mass demonstrations last month that toppled Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

Official: 25 police killed, 480 wounded since protests to oust Mohamed Morsi began

Egypt’s interior ministry said on Monday that 25 of its forces have been killed and 480 have been wounded since a wave of protests to topple Islamist President Mohamed Morsi began.

The ministry explained, in a statement on its official Facebook page, that 25 police were killed between June 28 and Monday morning, including five officers, 13 personnel and seven conscripts.

It added that the number of wounded has reached 480, including 136 officers, 196 personnel and 159 conscripts.

These new developments raise the numbers of those killed since the Jan. 25 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak in 2011 to 234 and those wounded to 9,476, the statement added.

Violent confrontations kicked off after Egypt’s army ousted the Islamist president on July 3 in response to mass demonstrations that were held across the country.

Egypt prosecution arrests 72 over Saturday killings of Mohamed Morsi loyalists

Egypt’s state prosecution ordered on Monday the arrest of 72 defendants for 15 days pending investigations in relation to Saturday’s killings of 80 of supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi who were holding a vigil near Rabaa al-Adawiya Mosque.

The prosecution also issued an arrest warrant against Islamist preacher Safwat Hegazi who is an ardent supporter of Mohamed Morsi and a frequent speaker at Rabaa’s podium.

The defendants were accused of murder, attempted murder, vandalism, resisting authorities and terrorizing citizens.

They were also charged with possession of explosives, unlicensed weapons and ammunition and the destruction of private property.

Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi have rallied in the Nasr City square for about a month to demand that their democratically elected president be reinstated.

After Egypt’s army ousted the Islamist president on July 3 following massive demonstrations across the country, violent confrontations erupted between Mohamed Morsi supporters and opponents or security forces.

This content is from : Aswat Masriya

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