Brotherhood leader Badie remanded in custody for 15 days

Badie is accused of inciting the attack following the violent August 14 dispersal of two sit-ins staged by supporters of ousted president Morsi.

Brotherhood leader Badie remanded in custody for 15 days

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egyptian prosecutors on Thursday remanded Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie in custody for 15 days pending investigation of an August arson attack on the Giza governor's office.

Badie is accused of inciting the attack following the violent August 14 dispersal of two sit-ins staged by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

The Brotherhood leader has denied the charges, describing them as "politically motivated."

Since the sit-in dispersals, Egyptian authorities have launched an extensive crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, arresting hundreds of the group's first- and second-tier leaders – including Badie and his two top aides – on charges of "inciting violence."

Egypt's pro-army media, meanwhile, has portrayed the crackdown as part of an ongoing "war against terrorism."

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