CAIRO: A group that proclaims itself as the Revolutionary Punishment announced on affiliated Twitter accounts it “executed” a man from Sharkia governorate due to his alleged cooperation with security bodies.
The statement said that Ateya el-Harouny filed around 40 police reports against Muslim Brotherhood activists and supporters, whom the statement referred to by “revolutionaries.”
The group said they shot Harouny July 7, leaving him badly injured and leading to his death July 14.
Giza Popular Resistance, one of several armed groups that appeared a few months after the 2013 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, previously posted pictures of an injured man, claiming they shot him for reporting “revolutionaries.”
Meanwhile in North Sinai, the most dangerous militant group in the country has repeatedly beheaded Bedouins for their alleged cooperation with the military.
On May 5, Four alleged members of the Revolutionary Punishment were arrested; three Al-Azhar University students were injured manufacturing a bomb and they led to their “funder,” a security source told Youm7.
Preliminary investigations said that the four men belong to Revolutionary Punishment; they mainly claim responsibility for explosive devices that have killed dozens of policemen, as well as civilians.
A police report said the defendants admitted to placing a bomb under an officer’s car in Nasr City, bombing two cars in March in the embassy district, also in Nasr City, and other operations.
In a March statement, the Ministry of Interior claimed the Muslim Brotherhood creates “terrorist cells” and gives them names, such as the Revolutionary Punishment and the Popular Resistance, to claim responsibility for attacks, repelling accusation of terrorism against the Brotherhood itself.
Additional reporting by Hanan Fayed