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Morsi supporters detained 83 opposition protesters at palace: Brotherhood lawyer
Opposition protesters detained at presidential palace have confessed to killing and injuring supporters of President Morsi, Brotherhood lawyer says
Ahram Online, Thursday 6 Dec 2012
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Supporters of President Morsi detained 83 opposition "thugs" during clashes at the presidential palace on Wednesday, Abdel-Moneim Abdel-Maqsoud, a lawyer for the Muslim Brotherhood, has said.

The suspects were not handed over to the police immediately, Abdel-Maqsoud told Turkey's Anadolu news agency. They were held until the prosecution and forensic experts had inspected the available evidence.

The detained persons had confessed to killing six members of the Brotherhood and injuring hundreds of others, he added.

"The 83 'thugs' were arrested with money, white weapons and Molotov cocktails," Abdel-Maqsoud claimed. "They admitted causing riots and killing and injuring hundreds of [the president's] supporters."

The Brotherhood has filed reports with the general prosecutor against those it accuses of involvement in the violence at the presidential palace, and of burning Brotherhood and Freedom and Justice Party offices in various part of the country.

"We have clear-cut and documented evidence that proves major politicians and media figures incited the violence," he said. 

The presidential guard ordered protesters to leave the area around the presidential palace by 3pm on Thursday, presidential spokesperson Yasser Ali said earlier in the day.

Pro-Morsi supporters on Wednesday attacked a peaceful sit-in by opposition activists calling for the constitutional referendum on 15 December to be cancelled.  Six people have been reported killed and over 600 injured in the resulting violence.





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Ak
07-12-2012 05:08pm
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What a load of brotherhood!
Everyone knows how confessions were obtained from these "thugs". The statement: "..held until the prosecution and forensic experts had inspected the available evidence." raises so many questions. Did they mean "fabricate evidence"? What does one have to do with the other? Why withhold them until the evidence is fabricated, I mean "inspected"? I hope these %^#@% rot in hell.
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M V L
07-12-2012 12:53pm
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Militia
At what point does a political party become a militia? Detaining people, torturing, killing them, making them disappear. Interesting is when the militia is one with the president. This only means that he is not in control. How can he be in control when he, supposedly democratically elected - if that word even makes sense in these circumstances - does everything possible to install the rule of his fanatic comrades instead of governing the country towards stability and prosperity. A shame and a disaster. The time has come to write off this disgraceful choice and either have new elections, properly monitored this time and not coerced by the militia or for the army to step in and clean up the mess of this further downfall.
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luvforegypt
07-12-2012 06:48am
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Fellool at work
There is not doubt that the fellool are doing their best to stir up violence. They would love to disguise themselves as MB against opposition and as opposition against MB to make them fight. Chaos and anarchy are what they would be happy to see...
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Gigi
06-12-2012 08:37pm
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Really?
Does anyone actually believe this?
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Aga
06-12-2012 07:49pm
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arrested with money
you are a criminal if you are arrested with money ¿?
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Habeba
06-12-2012 06:18pm
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Not immediately handed over
After being beaten up threatened with death he could say he assassinated Sadat but that doesn't make it so
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