Twelve activists acquitted over attack on Brotherhood HQ

The prosecution has accused the activists of destroying public and private properties, assaulting security forces, possessing Molotov cocktails and terrorizing citizens

Twelve activists acquitted over attack on Brotherhood HQ

An Egyptian court has acquitted twelve activists who were facing charges of attacking the Muslim Brotherhood main headquarters in the Cairo district of Mokattam in March.

The prosecution has accused the activists, including Ahmed Douma, Alaa Abdel Fatah and Nawara Nagem, of destroying public and private properties, assaulting security forces, possessing Molotov cocktails and terrorizing citizens.

But the Cairo Criminal Court has exonerated the defendants.

A court had already ordered the release without bail of Douma Saturday.

In March clashes erupted around the Muslim Brotherhood main headquarters in Mokattam between loyalists and opponents of ousted President Mohammad Morsi.

The two-day clashes left tens of people wounded.

Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, was removed from office by the army on Wednesday after mass street protests against his regime.

Hundreds of thousands of his supporters have been flooding the streets nationwide ever since demanding his reinstatement.

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Temmuz 2013, 17:32
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