Judge extends detainment of 50 Muslim Brotherhood members
Police thwarts 11 suspects' attempt to escape
By: YOUM7

CAIRO: Appellate judge Islam Sadek decided on Wednesday to renew the imprisonment of 50 defendants affiliating to the Muslim Brotherhood for 30 days pending investigation.

 

They have been accused of storming a hotel and attacking the security forces protecting the U.S. and U.K. embassies.

 

Authorities brought the defendants from their detention amid intensive security presence to complete the investigations and to consider the renewal of their imprisonment.

Additionally, New Cairo’s Misdemeanor Court decided to imprison five members of the Brotherhood for six months on charges of attacking a police station and destroying its contents.

 

On Thursday a staff from Egypt’s prosecution will go to Torah Prison to consider the renewal of imprisonment of 602 defendants affiliating to the Muslim Brotherhood and a number of foreigners for involving in the clashes in Cairo’s Ramsis Square last month.

 

The charges include attempted murder, joining terrorist organizations and destabilizing the country. The defendants have denied these accusations, stressing that they were arrested randomly.

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