The South Giza Prosecution issued arrest warrants on Sunday for two leading Islamist figures.
Assem Abdel Maged and Tarek Al-Zomor, both leaders of the Building and Development Party, the political arm of Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya, were accused of inciting violence that lead to deadly clashes in Bein El-Sarayat area in Giza; 16 were killed and 200 injured on Tuesday, according to Aswat Masriya.
“These charges are fabricated. This is the return of Mubarak’s oppressive prosecution,” said Building and Development Party spokesman Khaled Al-Sherif.
Al-Sherif claimed that many supporters of the ousted president Mohamed Morsi were the victims of the clashes, and 18 of them were killed during Bein El-Sarayat clashes by “armed militias of the interior ministry.”
Al-Sherif added that Al-Zomor and Abdel Maged have not received the warrants yet.
He stressed that supporters of Morsi will continue to protest peacefully and will not respond to violence.
Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya released a statement on Sunday calling on interim president Adly Mansour to resign.
“We call on the appointed illegitimate president Adly Mansour to resign to save the country from engaging in a bitter struggle,” the Building and Development Party’s official Facebook page stated.
The Islamist party added that they expected Mansour to refuse his appointment as interim president, and to reject the suspension of the constitution that had passed by 64% of voters in a popular referendum.
“Mansour’s resignation would pave the way for a rightful solution to emerge from the current crisis and save the country from descending into chaos,” the statement read.