Egypt detains former Brotherhood lawmaker

Egyptian authorities have unleashed a massive crackdown on leading Muslim Brotherhood members since the violent dispersal of two pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo and Giza in mid-August, in which hundreds of protesters were killed.

Egypt detains former Brotherhood lawmaker

World Bulletin/News Desk

Egyptian security forces detained on Wednesday former Muslim Brotherhood lawmaker Amr Zaki in Cairo, a security source told Anadolu Agency.

Zaki, the Cairo secretary of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), was detained in El-Tagamoa El-Khames (Fifth Settlement) in eastern Cairo on alleged involvement in violence that ravaged the capital following the army's July 3 ouster of elected President Mohamed Morsi.

Egyptian authorities have unleashed a massive crackdown on leading Muslim Brotherhood members since the violent dispersal of two pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo and Giza in mid-August, in which hundreds of protesters were killed.

Hundreds of the group's high and mid-ranking figures, topped by supreme leader Mohamed Badie and deputies Khairat al-Shater and Rashad Bayoumi, are now in detention.

Most face charges of "inciting violence," allegations they all dismiss as politically-motivated.

Last Mod: 09 Ekim 2013, 21:30
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