9 detained over 'lynching' at pro-Morsi rally

El-Sayed Gamal Eddin, Wednesday 18 Dec 2013

Taxi driver Mohamed Osman was stabbed to death while driving through a Muslim Brotherhood rally in Mansoura on Monday

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The Tuesday funeral of Mansoura's Taxi driver Mohamed Osman (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Prosecutors have ordered the detention for 15 days of nine men suspected of killing a taxi driver during a pro-Muslim Brotherhood protest in the Nile Delta.

On Monday, 32-year-old Mohamed Osman was stabbed to death in Mansoura while driving his taxi through a rally in support of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

The Brotherhood-aligned Rasd news website said Osman's taxi was set on fire after he sped into the rally, injuring a woman who had to be hospitalised. Rasd posted a video allegedly showing the injured woman.

The coroner's report said Osman died of a deep stab wound to the chest. He also suffered several shallower wounds to his back and neck.

Since Morsi's ouster in July, his supporters have been staging near-daily protests calling for his reinstatement. Their demonstrations have often descended into street clashes with security forces or civilians with anti-Brotherhood sentiments, leaving hundreds of dead.

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