Egyptian Government Issues Arrest Warrant for Muslim Brotherhood Leader

Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Leader Mohammed Badei made his first public appearance before tens of thousands of Morsi supporters last Friday.

Badei denounced the military’s removal of the former president as a coup that would not be permitted.

Today the Egpytian government issued a warrant for Mohamad Badei’s arrest.
Al-Ahram reported:

Arrest warrants are issued for Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badei and other Islamist figures on charges of inciting deadly violence at Republican Guard protests.

Egypt’s general prosecution issues arrest warrants on Wednesday for the Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide Mohamed Badei and nine Islamist figures, mostly Brotherhood members, accusing them of inciting violence at the Republican Guard headquarters.

Fifty-one people were killed and at least 435 injured when supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi clashed with the Armed Forces at the Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo on Monday.

The Egyptian army said one officer died and 42 soldiers were injured.

Along with Badei, the prosecution ordered the arrest of Brotherhood Deputy Guide Mahmoud Ezzat; leading Brotherhood member Mohamed El-Beltagy; the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Vice Chairman Essam El-Erian; leading figure of ultraconservative Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya Assem Abd El-Maged and hardline Brotherhood supporter Safwat Hegazy.

In addition, arrest warrants were also issued for Wasat Party Vice Chairman Essam Sultan; Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya’s Building and Development Party Vice Chairman Safwat Abd El-Ghany; Islamist activist Abd El-Rahman Ezz and a member of the Brotherhood’s consultative council, Mahmoud Hussein.

The arrest warrants come as the prosecution carries out its investigations into Monday’s violence.

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