4 Egyptian Islamists remanded into custody

This is the second time the court remands former Salafist presidential hopeful Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, Muslim Brotherhood leaders Helmi al-Gazzar and Abdel-Moneim Abdel-Maqsoud, and former lawmaker Mohamed al-Oumda into custody.

4 Egyptian Islamists remanded into custody

World Bulletin/News Desk

An Egyptian court on Tuesday decided to remand four leading Islamists into custody for 15 days on accusations of inciting murder during recent events that took place near Nahda Square in Giza.

This is the second time the court remands former Salafist presidential hopeful Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, Muslim Brotherhood leaders Helmi al-Gazzar and Abdel-Moneim Abdel-Maqsoud, and former lawmaker Mohamed al-Oumda into custody.

Supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohamed Morsi recently clashed near Nahda Square, the site of a long-running pro-Morsi sit-in, leaving many killed and wounded.

The powerful army ousted Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, on July 3 following mass protests against him.

It suspended the constitution and installed Adly Mansour, the head of the constitutional court, as interim president.

Ever since, Morsi supporters have been staging mass daily protests and sit-ins nationwide to defend his constitutional legitimacy and demand his reinstatement.

Last Mod: 30 Temmuz 2013, 17:11
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