World Bulletin/News Desk
The Egyptian Prosecution on Tuesday incarcerated six senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders and sympathizers pending investigation into charges of inciting violence and murder.
They include MB deputy leaders Khairat al-Shater and Rashad Bayoumi, former supreme leader Mahdi Akef, leader of the group's Freedom and Justice Party Saad Katatni, MB lawyer Abdel-Moneim Abdel-Maqsoud and former lawmaker Mohamed al-Omda.
They are being questioned on charges of inciting violence outside the Muslim Brotherhood's main headquarters in Cairo's Moqattam district on July 1 when at least eight people were killed and scores injured in clashes between Brotherhood members and opponents of ousted President Mohamed Morsi outside the group's premises.
Egypt has been in a state of turmoil since the army removed Morsi, suspended the constitution and installed the head of the country's constitutional court as interim president two weeks ago.
The move followed days of mass protests nationwide demanding the resignation of Egypt's first democratically elected president.
Since then, Morsi loyalists have taken to the streets across the country to defend the deposed president's democratic legitimacy and demand that he return to office.Last Mod: 17 Temmuz 2013, 16:15