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Egypt's prosecution launches investigation into Nasr City violence

Egypt's general-prosecutor delegates a team to investigate clashes in Cairo's Nasr City district that left scores dead

Ahram Online, Saturday 27 Jul 2013
Egypt's general-prosecutor Hesham Barakat (Photo: Ahram)
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Egypt's General-Prosecutor Hesham Barakat opened an investigation Saturday into overnight clashes near Rabaa El-Adawiya Mosque in Cairo's Nasr City district that left scores dead.

Barakat delegated a team of prosecutors to investigate the violence. It is expected that they inspect the site of the clashes at the Unknown Soldier Memorial, located near Rabaa Al-Adawyia Mosque, and speak to eyewitnesses and victims.

Violence erupted in the early hours of Saturday in Nasr City district when police clashed with supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi seeking to block the nearby 6th October Bridge.

Egypt's health ministry reported 38 dead and 239 people injured. Brotherhood figures put the number of dead at over 120, with more than 4000 injured.

The Muslim Brotherhood claims that police opened fire on peaceful protesters. However, Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said in a press conference Saturday that the police only used tear gas on the crowds.

The ministry said in an earlier statement that the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with residents of the nearby Mansheyet Nasser working class district using firearms.

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29-07-2013 07:03am
The Results of Investigation In Known Before It Commences
It is better not to have an investigation at all by the Egyptian Police, Military, Prosecutor or any state Agency as it is not going to be transparent and independent. The whole world already know the outcome. Those responsible for the crime against the activists in the January revolution have been free now and similarly it is going to be no different.The MURDERERS are going to Investigate their ACCOMPLICES.
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27-07-2013 05:00pm
It was on the cards
The very fact that Morsi won the election meant that he will sooner or later meet the same end as his predecesors in the Ikhwan.He will be toppled by the tyrents , acused,arrested some how , hanged , mursedred for his " CRIMES". And the Ikhwan as in the past will be silenced by brute force or exterminated. The same old game in Egypt .I only feel sorry for Egyptians. They deserve better but they would not get it from the tyrents .The enemies of Egypt will be laughing today as they did yesterday. Time for celebaration again.When will our eyes open?
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