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Egypt prosecutors extend detention of prominent Islamists

Prosecutors extend detention of Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail, Helmy El-Gazzar, Mohamed Omda and other senior Islamist figures on charges of inciting violence

Al-Sayed Gamaleddine, Sunday 25 Aug 2013
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The detention of Salafist figure Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail, leading Muslim Brotherhood member Helmy El-Gazzar, former MP Mohamed Omda, Brotherhood lawyer Abdel-Moneim Abdel-Maqsoud and Wasat Party head Abu El-Ela Madi has been extended for another 15 days by prosecutors in Giza.

The detained face charges of inciting violence.

Security forces have embarked on a wave of arrests targeting Muslim Brotherhood leaders and members, as well as other Islamist political figures, since the crackdown on 14 August against sit-ins demanding the reinstatement of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.   

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John
25-08-2013 11:40pm
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Badie beaten and humiliated......
One of the lawyers representing the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohammed Badie said on Sunday (August 25) that Badie had been "beaten and humiliated" when the authorities arrested him in the early hours of Monday morning (August 19). Mohamed Badie, the Brotherhood's "Spritual Guide", and his deputies did not appear at the opening of their trial for security reasons, according to judicial sources, forcing the judge to adjourn proceedings until October 29. The case against Badie, Khairat al-Shater and Rashad Bayoumi relates to unrest before the army removed former president Mohamed Morsi on July 3. A lawyer for the trio, Mohamed Gharieb, told Reuters news agency that Badie's treatment at the hands of police had been heavy handed, to the point that he had been physically assaulted. "The Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Dr Mohamed Badie, has faced the storming of his house in Tayaran Street near Rabaa Al Adawiya," he said. "He was beaten and humiliated with foul language towards his father and mother, language that I cannot repeat; and he said the same thing during his investigation, that he is not able to mention such language in the investigation," he told Reuters news agency. "He was also punched in the face, where he lost his set of fake teeth due to the intensity of the beating, and the police officials refused to return his set of teeth to him when he was arrested, nor did they give him his medical eye glasses," he added. Gharieb quoted Badie as saying he had refused to answer questions during investigations because he said the political situation had changed in Egypt
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