Egypt court orders 45-day detention of 141 arrested

Al-Sayed Gamaleddine , Saturday 31 Aug 2013

Morsi-supporters charged with rioting, damaging property, possessing weapons in Bab Al-Sharaiya clashes on 15 July

A Cairo court has renewed the detention of 141 people, reportedly supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi, for 45 days pending investigations into mid-July’s Cairo clashes.
 
The detainees are charged with rioting, demonstrating, damaging public and private property and possessing weapons in the Bab Al-Sharaiya area in Cairo’s downtown Ramses district.
 
Seven people were killed and 261 injured in clashes late on 15 July between supporters of Morsi and the police, as well as the neighborhood’s residents in downtown Cairo and Giza. 
 
Hundreds of members of the Muslim Brotherhood have been detained nationwide following the dispersal of two pro-Morsi sit-ins in Cairo on 14 August. A number of Islamist figures face trial for charges of 'inciting violence'.
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