CAIRO: Fourteen people were killed on August 14, in the first the anniversary of the dispersal of Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins in Rabaa and Nahda squares, stated forensic spokesperson Hisham Abdel Hamid to Youm7 on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim who was appointed by ousted president Mohamed Morsi in Jan 2013, stated to state-owned news agency MENA on Sunday that “August 14 will stay an eternal memory of the 114 policemen who were killed during the events,” adding thatsecurity forces were “successful in securing Egyptian streets during the anniversary.”
Abdel Hamid clarified that the fatalities were in Al-Matariya in northern Cairo and el Agouza, Ard El-Lewa and Six October City in Giza, where fierce clashes between pro-MB demonstrators and security forces were reported.
He added that the corpses have been autopsied and delivered to families, denying the presence of anonymous corpses among the fatalities.
MB supporters took to the streets on Thursday and staged marches, marking one year since the violent dispersal of Rabaa and Nahda on August 14, 2013, whereconflicting reports indicated that hundreds were killed.
The Friday following the anniversary, as with every other Friday since the ouster, also saw several marches across the governorates.
On Thursday, the Interior Ministry announced arresting 114 people affiliated with the group, who had participated in violent clashes during the anniversary.
On Saturday, the Health Ministry announced that five were killed during Friday’s violent clashes while the interior ministry announced arresting 193people affiliated with the group and prosecution stated it began interrogating 200 people allegedly affiliated with MB.
ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY NOURHAN HASSAN