Home
Loading...
You are here:  Home  >  Politics  >  Egypt  >  Current Article

11 Muslim Brotherhood members acquitted in Minya

  /   2 Comments   /   546 Views

The verdict was issued following the anniversary of Rabaa Al- Adawaya sit-in dispersal

by Menna Zaki

The Misdemeanour Court in Minya issued a verdict Sunday to acquit 11 Muslim Brotherhood members accused of rioting and violence in Minya, Upper Egypt, said Brotherhood spokeswoman Wafaa El-Banna.

In July, Minya Criminal Court acquitted 91 that were arrested following the dispersal of the pro-Morsi sit-in at Rabaa Al-Adaweya on 14 August 2013 and accused of rioting, attacking public and private facilities and possession of weapons.

The latest verdict followed the anniversary of Rabaa sit-in dispersal last Thursday, during which police arrested 193 people, as alleged Brotherhood members attempted to “block roads” and “fire live ammunition”, according to the Ministry of Interior.


You might also like...

Egyptian protesters hold placards shouting slogans during a demonstration organized by the group "No Military Trials for Civilians" in front of the Shura council in downtown Cairo on November 26, 2013

(AFP File Photo)

Rights groups condemn jurisdiction of military courts

Read More →