56 Morsi supporters in detention over violence charges

56 Morsi supporters were detained during protests marking the 100th day since the massacres in the Rabia al-Adawaiyya and Nahda squares.

56 Morsi supporters in detention over violence charges

World Bulletin / News Desk

Prosecutors on Saturday ordered 39 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, including an American national, to remain in detention for 15 days over alleged charges of road blocking, arson and riots.

This came one day after supporters of the deposed leader staged rallies to mark the passage of 100 days since the violent dispersal of pro-Morsi sit-ins in Cairo, which left hundreds of people dead in mid-August.

The Interior Ministry said that two Muslim Brotherhood members torched metro carriages and police kiosks in eastern Cairo.

According to the ministry, 60 people were arrested over the violence.

Muslim Brotherhood leaders could not be reached for comment on the claims.

Demonstrators had earlier accused the police of using excessive force in dealing with them.

Meanwhile, prosecutors ordered 17 students from Al-Azhar University to remain in custody for 15 days over clashes with security forces three days ago outside the university's dormitory.

One student was killed and 320 students were injured in the clashes, according to the university's student union.

Last Mod: 23 Kasım 2013, 14:15
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