Egypt Prosecutor Orders Trial for Leading Anti-Morsi Activists

Thursday, 06 Jun 2013 05:45 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

CAIRO — Egypt's public prosecutor ordered a group of political activists to stand trial on Wednesday on charges they incited violence near the Muslim Brotherhood's headquarters in March, a case that has hardened rights activists' fears of a crackdown.

Judicial sources said the activists numbered at least 10 and included Alaa Abd El Fattah, a blogger who played a leading role in the protests that led to the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

Several hundred people were injured in March in the violence near the headquarters of President Mohammed Morsi's Islamist movement. Also among the activists referred to trial on Wednesday was Ahmed Douma, who was sentenced to six months in jail on Monday for calling Morsi a criminal.

Abd El Fattah and Douma were among five activists ordered arrested in late March when the prosecutor began investigating the violence.

Those arrest warrants drew a statement of concern from the United States, which supplies Egypt with $1.3 billion in military aid each year.

It follows sharp U.S. criticism on Tuesday of an Egyptian court's decision to convict 43 democracy workers, among them 16 Americans, in a case against international nongovernmental organizations.

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Bombs at Marketplaces near Baghdad Kill 15 People

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 07:52 AM

A series of bomb attacks struck marketplaces near Baghdad on Friday, killing at least 15 people, Iraqi officials said as . . .

Kurdish Peshmerga Fighters Prepare Entry Strategy for Kobani

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 06:48 AM

Iraqi Kurdish fighters are drawing up a strategy with Kobani's local defenders ahead of their deployment to the border t . . .

Netanyahu's Defiance of Obama Plays Well at Home

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 06:44 AM

If there's one thing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's critics and allies agree on, it's that he has much to g . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved