CAIRO: Jailed Muslim Brotherhood leaders, who have been admitted to downtown Cairo’s Qasr Al Aini hospital over deteriorated health conditions, were transferred to Tora Prison for “security concerns,” days before the fifth anniversary of the January 25 Revolution, Youm7 reported Friday.
“Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie, speaker of the 2012 dissolved parliament Saad al-Katatni along with other five brotherhood figures were transferred to the maximum security Tora Prison amid calls for taking to the streets on the fifth anniversary of the revolution,” a security source told Youm7.
Former judge Mahmoud al Khodeiry, who carried out an open heart surgery, is the only Muslim Brotherhood figure to remain at hospital, according to the source.
The Interior Ministry has monitored several campaigns launched by social media users calling for a “new uprising on 25 January 2016,” Youm7 reported.
On Jan. 3, the ministry said in a statement it has arrested three people; allegedly belong to the banned Brotherhood group, for running 23 Facebook pages to “incite against state institutions.”
In his televised speech marking the celebration of the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday in December, President Abdel Fatah al Sisi warned against potential protests to mark the revolution’s sixth anniversary.