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Protesters trapped inside Cairo mosque ask for 'safe exit': Doctors' Syndicate

Protesters trapped inside a Cairo mosque plead for 'safe exit,' according to a member of the Doctors' Syndicate

Ahram Online, Saturday 17 Aug 2013
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Khairy Abdel-Dayem, head of the Doctors' Syndicate, has reportedly said that 1500 protesters and 31 doctors trapped inside a Cairo mosque have asked security forces for "a safe exit" when the ongoing curfew ends on Saturday morning at 7am.

Police forces are currently besieging El-Fath Mosque in Ramses Square, downtown Cairo, the vicinity which saw deadly clashes on Friday that left more than 54 dead, according to medical sources.

“Khairy Abdel-Dayem, head of the Doctors’ Syndicate, told me in a phone call that there are 1500 protesters and 31 doctors trapped inside the mosque. There are also 70 injured,” Ahmed Hussein, a doctor and member of the syndicate, told Al-Ahram’s Arabic language news site.

“They demand a safe exit because they fear if they leave the mosque they will be arrested and humiliated. They want to go out in the presence of human rights representatives, media personnel and members of the Doctors' Syndicate to make sure this will not happen.”

 

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