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190 held in Egypt sectarian clashes to face military trial

Egypt's military will try the 190 arrested during deadly sectarian clashes in Imbaba in military tribunals

Ahram online, Sunday 8 May 2011
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In response to the deadly sectarian clashes in Imbaba on Saturday night Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces issued communiqué number 48 on their official Facebook page stating that 190 have been arrested and will face military trials.

The statement warns of sectarian strife and its dangers to the country’s well-being and stability and called on all revolutionary youth and people to stand together with religious scholars of both religions against sectarianism.

The statement also read that attacks on houses of worship of any religion will be severely punished.

At least 10 people have been confirmed killed and tens of dozens injured when riots erupted in the Imbaba district in Cairo on Saturday late night as police and military forces struggled to separate Muslims and Christians fighting in front of Mary Mina Church.


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08-05-2011 07:19pm
Who was arrested
It would be of great interest and importance for Ahram to report how many of the victims and if any of the Salafist aggressors were amongst those arrested.
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