Egypt’s Top Prosecutor Orders Arrest of 5 Rights Activists

by Colonel on March 25, 2013

“Egypt’s top prosecutor issued arrest warrants on Monday for five rights activists on suspicion of inciting violence against members of the president’s Muslim Brotherhood.

A statement posted on the attorney general’s official Facebook page said all five have also been banned from traveling abroad. The prosecutor also issued summons for a sixth activist, Nawara Negm, daughter of Egypt’s best known satirical poet, for questioning over the same allegations.

The warrants came a day after Islamist President Mohammed Morsi sternly warned his opponents, saying he may be close to taking unspecified measures to protect the nation. The warning came during a speech in which the president was visibly angry, shouting and pounding on the table at times.

The five activists are: Alaa Abdel-Fattah, Ahmed Douma, Karim El-Shaer, Hazem Abdel-Azim and Ahmed Ghoneimi.

” — Hamza Hendawi, Copyright 2013 The Associated Press

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