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Brotherhood leaders Katatni and Akef detentions renewed

Head of dissolved Parliament and former spiritual leader of Muslim Brotherhood receive extended detentions pending investigation

MENA, Sunday 1 Sep 2013
Brotherhood leaders Akef and Katatni
Brotherhood leaders Akef and Katatni
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Southern Cairo Prosecution has renewed the detentions of two prominent Muslim Brotherhood leaders for 15 days, pending investigation, MENA reports. This is the fourth time their detentions have been extended.
 
Saad Katatni, head of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, and Mahdi Akef, previous supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, are both facing charges for inciting the killing of protesters in front of the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in the suburb of Mokattam, during the events of 30 June.
 
On 30 June, eight protesters were killed and several more injured during clashes between armed Muslim Brotherhood members, who barricaded themselves inside their Headquarters, and anti-Morsi protesters.
 
Egyptian authorities have launched a crack down on the Muslim Brotherhood, arresting key leaders, including the supreme guide of the organisation, as well as several hundrerds of members since the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi. 
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