×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags: egypt | trial | activists | political

Egypt Prosecutor Orders Trial for Leading Anti-Morsi Activists

Wednesday, 05 June 2013 10:04 AM EDT

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.

© 2022 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.


MiddleEast
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.
egypt,trial,activists,political
192
2013-04-05
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 10:04 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
 
TOP

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
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved