Egypt arrests seven pro-Morsi Facebook activists

By REUTERS
February 27, 2014 18:03

 
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CAIRO - Egyptian police detained seven men accused of using Facebook for inciting people against the security forces, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday, clamping down on internet activism by supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi.

It said the men, aged between 21 and 43, were behind an array of Facebook sites, some of which had published the addresses of policemen. It follows the Feb. 16 announcement of the arrest of 14 other Muslim Brotherhood activists on similar charges.

Morsi's supporters have drawn extensively on Facebook as a means to organize since July, when the Islamist politician was deposed by the military after mass protests against his rule and the state launched a fierce crackdown on his backers.

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