Ayman Nour questioned over role in Cabinet clashes

Ahram Online, Tuesday 10 Jan 2012

Presidential hopeful arrives at court Tuesday to answer charges of inciting December's violent clashes outside Cabinet building

Ayman Nour
Presidential hopeful Ayman Nour

Would-be presidential contender Ayman Nour arrived at a ‎courtroom in New Cairo on Tuesday where he will be questioned ‎about his role in last month’s violent clashes between anti-‎government protesters and security forces near the Egyptian ‎Cabinet building in downtown Cairo

Nour has been accused of inciting the 16 December clashes, ‎which resulted in the death of at least 18 protesters.‎

Before entering the courtroom, Nour told reporters that he was ‎prepared to face “any accusations” levelled against him, ‎stressing that he would not pay any bail for his release set by ‎the court.‎

Nour faces charges of incitement along with Egyptian engineer ‎and revolutionary financier Mamdouh Hamza, who did not show ‎up to court on Tuesday. ‎

Prominent columnist and blogger Nawara Negm and Sheikh ‎Mazhar Shaheen, popularly known as the “Tahir preacher,” both ‎face similar charges. 

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