World Bulletin / News Desk
Egyptian authorities on Sunday moved some Muslim Brotherhood leaders imprisoned pending their interrogation on various charges to a maximum-security detention facility inside the southern Cairo Torah Prison complex, security sources and the lawyers of the prisoners said.
"The prisoners were moved to the maximum-security Al-Aqrab jail, but we do not know the reason for the move," Sayed Nasr, a lawyer of the Muslim Brotherhood leaders, told Anadolu Agency.
He said the moved leaders include Ahmed Aref and Gehad al-Hadad, both former spokesmen of the group, which propelled ousted president Mohamed Morsi to power in 2012.
A security source cited "security reasons" for moving the prisoners to the maximum-security jail, saying the decision was also made to prevent the prisoners from passing any messages - which might carry pose threat national security – onto visiting relatives in the future.
Deputy chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Essam al-Erian and party executive office member Mohamed al-Beltagi were moved to the same facility last year.Last Mod: 26 Ocak 2014, 17:25