Police arrest Facebook page administrator for using ‘inciting language’

Daily News Egypt
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Police said they arrested Thursday a young man in Beheira governorate for running a page on social media website Facebook that uses inciting language and calls for protests.

The language incites to disturb public peace and the Facebook page reportedly also uses slogans belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement. As per a cabinet decision in December, the state considers the Brotherhood a terrorist organisation.

The page administrator is a 23-year-old college student at Al-Azhar University.

Upon inspecting his computer, police learned that he ran several other Facebook pages that “incite against the ruling regime in the country,” the ministry said.

The July 2013 power shift that led to the ouster of former president and Muslim Brotherhood politician Mohamed Morsi has been rejected by many, who view it as a coup.

College students have been particularly active in voicing their rejection and the previous academic year has been marked with the deadliest student violence in Egypt’s recent history. Al-Azhar University has been at the epicentre of this protest action.

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