Arrested MB accused of breaching protest law, mass trials adjourned
YOUM7/Maher Iskandar
By AMIRA EL-FEKKI

CAIRO: Damietta General Prosecution authorities extended the detention of 23 Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters pending investigations. They were arrested two days prior and accused of violating the protest law, inciting violence, and possessing weapons, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported Tuesday.

Another 19 pro-Brotherhood protesters were accused of violating the protest law and the prosecution in Sharqia extended their detention for 15 days pending investigations on Saturday, according to MENA.

Kafr el-Sheikh Criminal Court adjourned Tuesday the trial of 86 Brotherhood members and supporters to Aug. 23. They were charged for engaging in violence in nation-spread protests following the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, Youm7 reported.

The suspects had also attacked the Kafr el-Sheikh police station, according to investigations. The court listened to the testimony of an eyewitness, who owned a store where the protesters had marched. The witness identified one of the detained suspects and said he used birdshots.

State Security criminal court adjourned the trial of Brotherhood member and former MP Mohsen Abdel Rady and eight others to Aug. 23. They were accused of inciting protesters to violence in Banha, Qalyubia in July 2013, Youm7 reported.

Abdel Rady was previously sentenced to life in prison on July 5 in the case of blocking Qalyub roads. He is also one of defendants in the trial case where former Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie was sentenced to death.

Additional reporting by Ahmed Ismail.

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