Protest call for release of prisoners in Egypt

Supporters of the ousted president have been staging daily demonstrations against what they called the military coup against the elected leader and demand his reinstatement.

Protest call for release of prisoners in Egypt

World Bulletin/News Desk

An alliance of groups demanding the reinstatement of ousted President Mohamed Morsi has called for a mass rally outside a main courthouse in Cairo on Saturday for the release of "political prisoners".

In a Friday statement, the National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy said the rally comes in light of "systematic violations of freedoms and rights, fabricated accusations and random arrest of protesters".

It accused prosecutors of "a legal cover to the detention of thousands and under-aged people".

Pro-Morsi demonstrators staged protests on Friday against what they called "police assaults" on women.

While the pro-democracy coalition says that four protesters were killed in the protests, the Interior Ministry says that only one person died.

According to the Egyptian ambulance authority, two people were killed and 20 others injured in Friday's demonstrations.

The coalition called on Egyptians to stage week-long protests against what it called "politicization of the Judiciary" and attempts to "cover the coup crimes".

Egypt has remained in a state of turmoil since the powerful military establishment deposed elected President Mohamed Morsi on July 3 following mass protests against his presidency.

Supporters of the ousted president have been staging daily demonstrations against what they called the military coup against the elected leader and demand his reinstatement.

Last Mod: 09 Kasım 2013, 13:19
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