UPDATED: El-Beltagy detained further 15 days for incitement of violence charges
Ahram Online, Monday 2 Sep 2013
The leading Muslim Brotherhood member is already in detention for 30 days pending investigation in other charges

Al-Azbakiya prosecution office in Downtown Cairo has ordered the further detention of Muslim Brotherhood leading figure, Mohamed El-Beltagy, for 15 days pending investigation into charges for incitement of violence in the clashes of Ramses square last July.

The Al-Azbakiya prosecution office in Cairo’s Ramses area questioned Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed El-Beltagy earlier on Monday at Tora Prison, where he is being detained.

El-Beltagy is accused of inciting members of the Brotherhood to block Cairo's 6th of October Bridge on 16 July and building a concrete wall to shield them while they attacked police forces and civilians in Ramses Square with firearms. Three conscripts and five citizens were injured during the clashes.

The leading Brotherhood figure has also been accused of inciting supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi to torch Al-Azbakiya police station and destroy the Metro station in the same area.

Following his arrest on Thursday in Giza, El-Beltagy was referred to the criminal court on Sunday, along with ousted president Mohamed Morsi, for inciting the killing of protesters outside the presidential palace in December 2012. El-Beltagy was also detained for 30 days, pending investigations into charges regarding his involvement in the clashes of Al-Nahda square as well as at the presidential palace.