World Bulletin/News Desk
Some 30 Muslim Brotherhood prisoners were taken to hospital in the southern province of Minya after eating rotten foods, a security source said.
But the Muslim Brotherhood said that 47 members held on charges of inciting violence and attacking government buildings were poisoned as a result of eating rotten food.
In a Friday statement, the group said that 22 prisoners were treated at the Deir Moas hospital.
The Brotherhood accused Egyptian authorities of being lax in taking the prisoners to hospital.
In recent weeks, Egypt has arrested vast numbers of Brotherhood leaders and members, who the army-backed authorities accuse of inciting violence, attacking security personnel and torching churches.
The Brotherhood vehemently denies the charges, insisting they are politically motivated.
The Brotherhood also charges authorities with waging an unlawful crackdown on the group and its allies and intentionally killing hundreds of unarmed demonstrators in four months since the July 3 ouster of elected President Mohamed Morsi.Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Kasım 2013, 11:23