Prosecution refers 220 Morsi supporters to criminal court

Ahram Online , Sunday 13 Apr 2014

The 220 pro-Morsi protesters face charges including attempted murder, illegal possession of firearms, and destroying public and private property

Cairo prosecution authorities have referred to criminal court 220 Mohamed Morsi supporters arrested during clashes on the January 25 Revolution anniversary earlier this year.

The General Prosecution accused the 220 pro-Morsi demonstrators of resisting authorities, assaulting security forces, illegal possession of firearms and Molotov cocktails, destroying public and private properties, attempted murder, unlawful assembly and blocking public roads.

The defendants were arrested during clashes between protesters and security forces in Downtown Cairo.

Nationwide clashes 25 January left five dead and scores injured.

Not less than 1,079 protesters were arrested 25 January in clashes between security forces and pro-revolution protesters as well as pro-Morsi protesters, according to the interior ministry.

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