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46 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members arrested

Charges of inciting violence and unlawfully demonstrating


The Ministry of Interior announced on Sunday that it had arrested 46 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members accused of organising demonstrations and inciting violence across the country.

The ministry said that the arrested had targeted policemen and army officers, and that all of them will be referred to prosecution.

A representative from the ministry said that the arrests took place as police forces are intensifying its operations to “provide security and eradicate terrorism”.

The arrests come as part of a continued crackdown by Egyptian authorities on the now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

The group was designated a terrorist organisation by the government in December 2013, and a tough security clampdown has landed thousands of its members behind bars.

The government blames the Brotherhood for much of the violence in the country, while the organisation insists it is non-violent and is committed to peaceful forms of resistance.

Most of the group’s top leadership have been arrested and put on trial, many of them hanving received preliminary death or life sentences, including former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Morsi, who was arrested his ouster on 3 July 2013, has been imprisoned ever since. His only public appearances are at court sessions.

He is a defendant in five trials, in which he faces charges of:  incitement to murder, escaping from Wadi El-Natrun Prison in 2011; insulting the judiciary; and espionage by working with Islamist groups inside and outside the country to “create chaos” in Egypt. He received sentences in some of these trials, including a death penalty and a life in prison.

 

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