Egypt renews detention of 174 Morsi supporters

Egypt renewed the detention of 174 supporters of Morsi for 15 days pending investigation.

Egypt renews detention of 174 Morsi supporters

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Egyptian Prosecution on Saturday renewed the detention of 174 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi for 15 days pending investigation into last month's violence at Cairo's Al-Azhar University.

The defendants, including 23 female students, were arrested late December during clashes between protesting students and security forces.

Meanwhile, prosecutors renewed the detention of Morsi's former spokesman Yasser Ali for 15 days pending investigation into attempting to help former premier Hisham Qandil and a number of Muslim Brotherhood leaders to flee the country.

Ali, who had served as head of the Egyptian Cabinet's Information and Decision Support Center, was arrested in Cairo last month.

In another development, prosecutors renewed the detention of 23 Morsi supporters for 15 days pending investigation into clashes that occurred during celebrations of a military victory over Israel on October 6.

At least 53 people were killed and 280 others injured in the clashes which occurred during attempts by Morsi supporters to march to Cairo's Tahrir Square.

Last Mod: 11 Ocak 2014, 14:58
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