Brotherhood leaders moved to maximum-security jail in Cairo

A lawyer of the Muslim Brotherhood leaders said the prisoners were moved to the maximum-security Al-Aqrab jail.

Brotherhood leaders moved to maximum-security jail in Cairo

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.

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shirley
shirley - 5 yıl Before

do the cowards and us stooges in egypt think we are stupid we all know the us paid for the coup against mb and the sisi the zionist lover behind attacks to stir hate against mb iin egypt and this disgrace whewre they less than 40% support in referendum but say 98% what abunch of pathetic food gobblers liars and hypocrites the west are say nothing of this blatant coup and mass murder