Mother calls police on son, accuses him of being April 6 member
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CAIRO: In a depiction of how Egyptian politics is dividing families, a woman from Nozha district in Cairo tried to teach her son a lesson for being on the wrong side of the political aisle according to her opinion. 

The woman shouted at a lawyer, “I did not assign a lawyer to my son, he should choose between me and being a member of the April 6 movement.”

The woman accused her son of being a member of the April 6 Youth Movement, and refused to allow a lawyer to visit him. She called the police and accused her 27-year-old son of participating in the Muslim Brotherhood, reported el-Wady weekly newspaper on Thursday.

Since former President Mohamed Morsi’s ouster on July 3, the division among people has deepened. Politics is even finding a way to divide Egyptian families, between pro-military and pro-Morsi.

“She shouted at me and said ‘I called no lawyers and my son should learn to be polite,’” Mukhtar Munir, a lawyer from Hisham Mubarak Law Center, told el-Wady.

Munir said security forces stormed her house and arrested her son, E. M. K. el-Zayat, who is a student in Faculty of Law. The police seized a laptop, a mobile phone, an anti-protest law sticker, a tear gas mask, and a Vendetta mask, said Munir. No other further information regarding the reason for his arrest was given.

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