Monday, March 25, 2013

Egypt: Activists to be questioned over violence

CAIRO (AP) ? Egyptian prosecutors have summoned several politicians and activists for questioning over allegations they incited violence against members of the president's Muslim Brotherhood.

Monday's summons came one day after the Islamist president sternly warned his opponents, saying he may be close to taking unspecified measures to "protect this nation."

Angry, shouting and pounding the table at times, Mohammed Morsi vowed to bring to account politicians found to have incited the violence on Friday, when Brotherhood members clashed with protesters outside the group's Cairo headquarters.

Nearly 200 people were injured in the clashes, the worst violence between the Brotherhood and its opponents in more than three months.

Those summoned include a former presidential candidate, a former lawmaker and several iconic figures from the pro-democracy movement behind the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak.


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