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Egypt prosecutors open investigation into Rep. Guard HQ killings

Investigation begins into killing of 42 people during clashes between pro-Morsi protesters and Egyptian army outside Republican Guard HQ

El-Sayed Gamel El-Din, Monday 8 Jul 2013
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Prosecutors have begun an investigation into the killing of at least 42 people during clashes between the Egyptian army and pro-Morsi protesters in Cairo on Monday morning

Prosecutors said they had found bullets, birdshot and Molotov cocktails in the vicinity of the clashes near the Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo's Nasr City. 

A delegation of prosecutors visited Zenhom morgue where some of the dead were taken, while another interviewed victims in local hospitals.

The dead will be buried after autopsies are carried out, prosecutors said.

At least 42 people were killed and over 300 injured during clashes between supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi and the army at dawn on Monday.

The Muslim Brotherhood, which had been leading a sit-in at the Republican Guard headquarters for several days, said the army had opened fire with live ammunition against peaceful protesters.

The army, however, issued an official statement saying that "an armed terrorist group" had attempted to break into the Republican Guard headquarters in the early hours of Monday and had "attacked security forces."

One officer was killed and 40 soldiers injured, seven of whom are in a critical condition, the army added.

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abdulrahman
09-07-2013 04:05am
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Police, Military, Judiciary and State Institutions Are Corrupt and Untrustworthy
There will not be a transparent, independent and reliable body to investigate the killings at the Republican Guard Hqrs. Who can be trusted?. The investigation is solely for vindicating the military. The cure for the Egyptian nation is to purge all state Institutions, Police, Judiciary and Military of the generals by retiring them. The military must never ever be allowed again to play politics and must be stopped from indulging in business/industrial activities. Stop the military from receiving the US direct aid of $1.2 billion as it is shameful and degrading for nations like Egypt to accept it.There is no point of having such a big army but subservient to a foreign power. Stop it now!
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Samantha Criscione
08-07-2013 02:28pm
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Why not investigate Brotherhood attacks in El Manial and Alexandria
If the prosecutors are fair -- that is, if they are not Brotherhood apologists -- then this is a good thing. A good sign: they have revealed the presence of Molotov cocktails, hardly needed for a peaceful sit-in. But let me ask this: why no widely publicized judicial investigations of the Brotherhood;s machine gun attack on El Manial neighborhood, in which they murdered at least ten, or their attack on a peaceful protest in Alexandria, in which they murdered about 12, both of which took place Friday? Why didn't Baradei denounce these monstrous acts, calling for independent investigations and crying out that peaceful transition is the only way? Does the Brotherhood walk between the rain drops?--Samantha Criscione
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Omar
08-07-2013 01:01pm
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Prosecutors open investigation into Rep. Guard HQ killings
Peaceful Protestors who since they arrive have being throwing stone, Molotov's, firing shotguns and rockets at the soldiers. Residents tell the true story. The MB tried to break into the RG Base. You attack a Military base shoot dead one officer and soldier then wonder why the soldiers fire back! Just imagine what would have happened if all the weapons stored inside the base had fallen into the Islamic hardliners hands. What about an investigation into all the people who have died by the hand of the brotherhood, like in Maniel and elsewhere
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