“Wasat” Party vice chairman transferred to Akrab prison for security concerns
Essam Sultan, deputy head of the Wasat Party - YOUM7 (Archive)

By- Yasmine Samra:

In an attempt to differentiate between top Islamist leaders imprisoned on charges of inciting violence after many violations have been reported during exercise hours, underscoring the need to tighten security procedures, Egypt’s Interior Minister assistant for prison sector decided to move vice chairman of “Wasat Party” Essam Sultan from Wadi El-Natron attached prison to the heavily guarded Akrab “Scorpion” prison, a security official told Egypt’s Middle East news agency “MENA”.

Sultan’s transfer comes within the directions of Major Genenral Mohamed Rateb to separate between top Brotherhood and Islamist leaders in accordance with security requirements, the source added.

Eastern Cairo Prosecution’s First Attorney General Mustafa Khater, ordered Sultan additional 15 days pending investigations on charges of inciting murders and violence during the disorders followed ousting the Islamist president Mohammed Morsi after the revolution of June 30.

Furthermore, a team of prosecution investigators have considered prolonging Sultan’s detention on pending investigations on other three charges of “inciting, attempting murder, kidnappings and torturing 4 citizens in the area surrounding the sit-in of Morsi supporters in Nasr city’s Rabaa Square.

Sultan is detained on pending investigations on charges of inciting violence and murder in front of the Republican Guard Headquarters and around Nahda Square in Giza, in addition to insulting the judiciary.

Security sources expected other transfers within the next hours according to the regulations, to disperse the M.B high-ranking detained members by residing them in the 4-dormitory Scorpion prison, where they cannot meet easily.

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