Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has reacted to a court decision that ordered a 15-day extension of custody period for group’s Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie who was taken under police custody yesterday after being accused of “inciting murder and violence”.
A statement by Muslim Brotherhood said “Coup-makers think arresting Ikhwan leaders and defamation on them in media will make Egyptian people give in and surrender to the coup. Coup-makers should know that this is now a case of Egyptian people, thousands of which were killed, wounded or arrested.”
"It is not strange at all that bloody coup dictators arrest civilians who are in love with Egypt and dedicate themselves to Egypt and put them in prisons, falsely accusing those who have justice, honesty and belief with slanders,” the statement also said.
Badie was arrested yesterday in a flat in Nasr city region in capital Cairo and taken to a prison where many other Ikhwan leaders have been kept under custody since July 3 military coup.
Meanwhile, prominent Egyptian Salafist preacher Safwat Hegazi, known for his staunch support for ousted President Mohamed Morsi, was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday in Matrouh, in the west of the country, security sources said.
Hegazi, a senior figure of the National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy, a pro-democracy coalition led by the Muslim Brotherhood, was detained at a military checkpoint on the road connecting Matrouh to the Siwa Oasis, near Libya, the sources told Anadolu Agency.
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 21 Ağustos 2013, 10:11