Shater, Katatni in detention over spying for Hamas

Scores of top Muslim Brotherhood and FJP leaders have been thrown in jail since the army ousted Morsi

Shater, Katatni in detention over spying for Hamas

World Bulletin/News Desk

Egypt's State Security Prosecution decided on Monday to remand in custody for 15 days Muslim Brotherhood deputy leader Khairat al-Shater, the head of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Saad al-Katatni and Ahmed Abdel-Atti, a top aide of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, a judicial source told Anadolu Agency.

According to the source, the three are accusing of spying for the Palestinian group Hamas.

Scores of top Muslim Brotherhood and FJP leaders have been thrown in jail since the army ousted Morsi, Egypt's first freely-elected president, on July 3.

Most of them are accused of inciting violence or spying for Hamas.

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

Last Mod: 22 Ekim 2013, 09:43
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