Egypt to question cleric over death call

Shaaban "will be detained for questioning over charges that he incited the death of leaders of the NSF", MENA news agency reported.

Egypt to question cleric over death call

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egypt's public prosecutor ordered the arrest of a Muslim cleric who said leaders of the main opposition coalition should be condemned to death for seeking to topple President Mohamed Mursi, the state news agency said on Monday.

Cleric Mahmoud Shaaban was ordered held for questioning over comments in an online video clip for the religious channel al-Hafez calling for the death of leaders of the opposition National Salvation Front. He singled out liberal NSF politician Mohamed ElBaradei and leftist presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahy.

Shaaban "will be detained for questioning over charges that he incited the death of leaders of the NSF", MENA news agency reported.

Shabaan had said that the NSF leaders wanted power and were burning Egypt to get it. "It is clear now their sentence in God's law is death," he said in the video posted on YouTube on Feb. 2.

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