4 Egyptian leaders remanded in custody

Investigators renewed custody of the four Islamists on charges of inciting the murder of opponents of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, purchasing weapons, hiring thugs and paying people to attend pro-Morsi sit-ins.

4 Egyptian leaders remanded in custody

World Bulletin/News Desk

Four Islamist leaders have been remanded in custody for 15 days pending investigation into charges of inciting violence, a judicial source told the Anadolu Agency on Tuesday.

The decision applies to prominent Salafist preacher Hazem Salah Abu Ismail; Helmi al-Gazzar, Giza secretary for the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party; former lawmaker Mohamed al-Omdah; and Brotherhood lawyer Abdel-Moneim Abdel-Maqsoud.

The source said that investigators had renewed custody of the four Islamists on charges of inciting the murder of opponents of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, purchasing weapons, hiring thugs and paying people to attend pro-Morsi sit-ins.

Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, was ousted by the powerful military on July 3 after mass demonstrations against his regime.

Ever since his removal, supporters of the ousted leader have been staging daily rallies and sit-ins to denounce what the military coup against him and demand his reinstatement.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Ağustos 2013, 17:55
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