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444 Muslim Brotherhood arrested during 2-day constitution poll

Hundreds of Morsi loyalists arrested for allegedly disrupting constitutional poll, says interior ministry

Ahram Online, Thursday 16 Jan 2014
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Egypt’s interior ministry announced late Wednesday that a total of 444 Muslim Brotherhood members were arrested during the two-day constitution referendum.

The ministry accused the anti-referendum protesters of attempting to disrupt the voting process. Officials confiscated birdshot rifles, bladed weapons and molotov cocktails. 

Those arrested will be referred to the public prosecution, added the ministry's statement.

The constitutional poll took place on Tuesday and Wednesday, 14 and 15 January.

At least nine were killed on Tuesday in nationwide clashes between Muslim Brotherhood members, local residents and security forces.

The new constitution, if approved, will replace the Islamist-drafted 2012 charter.

According to the post-June 30 political roadmap, a successful referendum will be followed by parliamentary and presidential elections within the next six months.


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Mohammad Ahmed
16-01-2014 06:04am
How many are left
So, how many are left before the country is totally cleaned up?
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