Skip to comments.Egypt’s Brotherhood top officials face investigation over attacks on women protesters
Posted on 10/15/2012 6:46:16 PM PDT by Milagros
Egypts Brotherhood top officials face investigation over attacks on women protesters Joseph Mayton | 15 October 2012
Protests in Egypt turned violent on Friday near Tahrir Square. CAIRO: Two top Muslim Brotherhood officials are being investigated by Egypts Attorney General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud over their role in allegedly inciting President Mohamed Morsi supporters to attack female protesters around Tahrir Square last Friday.
Mohamed el-Beltagy and Essam el-Erian are under investigation, Mahmoud said.
Mahmoud himself had only the day before defied an order to step down from his position after President Morsi attempted to push him out after a court acquitted former top Hosni Mubarak officials of their role in the infamous Camel Battle during the 18 days of protests that ousted his rule.
The move to fire the Attorney General was largely met with criticism by the countrys judiciary and was seen as an attempt by Morsi to take more control of the largely independent branch.
But Mahmoud remained defiant and stayed in his post.
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“Camel Battle”? Do I really want to look this up?
LOL, well I think it refers to that night, when camel riders with long sticks running into the crowds?