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