Activists to face trial for Brotherhood HQ clashes

El-Sayed Gamaledine , Wednesday 5 Jun 2013

Twelve activists referred to criminal court for allegedly inciting violence at Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in March

From Left to Right: Alaa, Hazem and Domah (Photo: Ahram Arabic News Website).

Egypt’s attorney general has ordered the trial of 12 opposition activist for allegedly inciting clashes at the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Moqattam, Cairo.

The violence took place during the ‘Friday of Dignity’ protests in March.

The accused activists include renowned blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah, Popular Current member Ahmed Doma, National Salvation Front member Hazem Abdel-Azim, Constitution Party member Ahmed Eid, activist Karim El-Shaer, and journalist and blogger Nawara Negm.

Only Doma is currently in custody.

On 26 March, the public prosecutor summoned five of the activists for questioning.

The summonses were made after Brotherhood lawyer Abdel-Moneim Abdel-Maksoud filed complaints with the prosecutor-general against 169 individuals – including party heads, politicians and "thugs" – whom he accused of inciting violence on that day.


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