Egypt charges 200 over bloodshed at army HQ: source

Agence France-Presse
Egypt prosecutors charge 200 people for their alleged involvement in clashes outside a military barracks that left over 50 dead, a source says

RUN FOR COVER. Egypt security forces fire tear gas to disperse Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi outside the Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo. Photo by AFP

CAIRO, Egypt – Egypt prosecutors Wednesday, July 10, charged 200 people for their alleged involvement in clashes outside a military barracks that left over 50 dead, mostly supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, a judicial source said.

The 200 will be held for 15 days pending investigation into accusations of murder, incitement to violence, carrying unlicensed weapons, and disrupting public order and security, the source told AFP.

A total of 650 people have been arrested over the clashes. The remaining 450 have been released on bail, the source said.

The Muslim Brotherhood accuses the army of committing a “massacre” outside the Republican Guard headquarters. The military says it was responding to an attack by “armed terrorists.” – Rappler.com

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