CAIRO: Prosecutors have renewed the imprisonment of Magdy Qurqur, a spokesman for the National Alliance to Support Legitimacy (NASL), and NASL leader Mohamed Mahmoud Taher, for 15 days pending investigations on charges of joining a banned group, Youm7 reported Monday.
The detainees are accused of inciting violence in the latest Ithadeya bombing and protests on July 3, trying to overthrow the government, financing a terrorist group, disrupting state institutions and organizing an armed demonstration calling for the return of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
In a Facebook statement on July 2, NASL called for July 3 protests, calling on “millions of young revolutionary leaders who are capable of generating change to confront the military coup.”
Qurqur was arrested after security forces stormed his house during raids on several Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters following bombings at Ithadeya presidential palace on June 30, Aswat Masriya reported July 2.
“Men of the regime kidnap our leaders, who represent peaceful revolution while they continue to bear criticism and blame from other revolutionary forces in favor of the coup. Such actions only push towards direct conflict,” NASL said in a statement published on July 1.
In the same statement, NASL called for a day of “rising anger on July 3, which should be an ‘intifada’ and the beginning of the collapse of the military coup.”