Egypt detains 22 Muslim Brotherhood women

ByREUTERS
November 1, 2013 11:40

ALEXANDRIA - Egypt has detained 22 women members of the Muslim Brotherhood, a security official said on Friday, fuelling tensions days before deposed President Mohamed Morsi and 14 other leaders of the Islamist group go on trial.

Security forces have arrested thousands of Islamists since the army toppled Morsi on July 3 and promised a roadmap would lead to free and fair elections. But they rarely detain women Islamists, especially in such big numbers.



Nasser al-Abd, a senior security official in Egypt's second city Alexandria, said the charges against the women include using force to disrupt traffic during protests, membership of an outlawed group and distributing illegal leaflets.

A lawyer representing the suspects said they were aged between 15 and 25. They were detained on Thursday morning.

Share this article via
Related Content
Breaking news
May 27, 2017
G7 communique acknowledges split with US on climate

By REUTERS

Israel Weather
  • 21 - 36
    Beer Sheva
    21 - 30
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 21 - 30
    Jerusalem
    19 - 28
    Haifa
  • 27 - 39
    Elat
    23 - 37
    Tiberias