Egypt detains 17 alleged Brotherhood members for calling for protests Nov. 11
Published 2016-10-20 08:53:19| Amwal Al Ghad English
Egypt's prosecution ordered on Wednesday the detention of 17 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members pending investigation into various charges including calling for protests on November 11. The arrests came amid growing calls on social media for mass demonstrations on Nov. 11 to protest the economic conditions and price hikes. The prosecution accused those arrested of being part of a banned group, inciting against the regime and calling for its overthrow, taking advantage of the price hikes and inciting citizens to protest. On Sunday, eight Al-Azhar University students were arrested for the same reason. According to the investigation, the students were mobilising people to take part in unlicensed protests on Nov. 11.
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