Egypt remands Badie in detention on 'inciting violence'

The detained Muslim Brotherhood leaders dismiss all the charges as politically-motivated

Egypt remands Badie in detention on 'inciting violence'

World Bulletin/News Desk

Egyptian prosecutors decided on Monday to remand Muslim Brotherhood supreme guide Mohamed Badie for 15 more days in detention on accusations of inciting violence.

Egypt's new military-backed rulers have launched a major crackdown on Islamist figures and groups since the army's July 3 ouster of elected President Mohamed Morsi.

They have detained hundreds of the group's top and mid-ranking leaders, including Badie and his two top aides, on charges of inciting violence.

Local media portrays the crackdown as part of Egypt's so-called war on terrorism.

The detained Muslim Brotherhood leaders dismiss all the charges as politically-motivated and accuse the interim authorities of trying to silence their opposition to Morsi's ouster.

Last Mod: 22 Ekim 2013, 00:16
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