MINYA, Egypt: Egypt’s general prosecution decided Wednesday to refer 96 Muslim Brotherhood members from Deer Mawas to criminal court, Youm7 reported.
The 96 Brotherhood members were arrested after the dispersal of the Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda squares sit-ins and were charged with involvement in violent crimes in Minya and Deer Mawas. The charges include robbery, thuggery, setting fire to buildings, attacking public and private properties and government establishments.
South Giza prosecution appealed on Thursday a decision to release 136 Muslim Brotherhood suspects who are involved in attempting to break into Media Production City, cutting off Cairo-Alexandria desert road and setting fire to Cairo University’s Faculty of Engineering building, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported.
South Giza Court decided to continue the suspects’ imprisonment for 45 days pending investigation.
The prosecution accused the suspects of forming a gang, attacking a government establishment, possessing white weapons and guns, terrorizing citizens, attempting to kill police officers, cutting off roads and deliberately igniting fire.
South Minya prosecution general lawyer Tamer Farouq issued a decision to refer 102 suspects in Deer Mawas to trial, Veto Gate reported.
The suspects were referred to trial for being involved in rioting, violence, attacking private and public properties and Coptic families’ houses in Deer Mawas after the dispersal of Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda squares sit-ins mid August 2013.
Additional reporting by Hassan Abdel Ghaffar.