Son of Brotherhood's leader killed in Egypt violence

CAIRO Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:10am EDT

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CAIRO (Reuters) - A son of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie was killed in Cairo during Friday's "Day of Rage" protests against the army-backed Egyptian government, the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party said.

Ammar Badie, 38, died of a bullet wound sustained while taking part in protests in Ramses Square, it said on its Facebook page.

The whereabouts of Mohamed Badie, who is the Islamist movement's General Guide, are unknown. He has been charged with inciting violence and faces a trial that starts on August 25. His son's death follows the killing of the daughter of Mohamed El-Beltagi, a senior Brotherhood politician, in protests this week.

Egyptian state TV also reported on Saturday that the son of Hassan Malek, another Brotherhood leader, had been arrested.

Police also detained Brotherhood politician Gamal Heshmat, according to a statement from the Anti Coup Alliance. Heshmat is a leading member of the Freedom and Justice Party.

(Writing by Tom Perry; editing by Crispian Balmer and David Stamp)

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unionwv wrote:
It has been reported elsewhere that Russia has agreed with Saudia Arabia. The Egyptian military is to be supported in its effort to reimpose stability. An Egytian Delegation is going to Moscow. We must rely on Russia as the leading credible advocate for civil government. What an awful result of Obama’s incompetency!

Chicago-style “community organizer” political incitement worldwide has provoked pertisan hatreds everywhere (including in the US) and hundreds of thousands have died in Lybia, Syria and throughout the Middle East.

Aug 17, 2013 9:39am EDT  --  Report as abuse
justinoinroma wrote:
CAIRO – The brother of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has been arrested by police in Egypt, security sources said Saturday. Mohammed al-Zawahri, the younger brother of the terror network leader, was detained at a checkpoint in the Cairo suburb of Giza, the sources said. He has been a vocal supporter of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood movement and the more extreme group to which he belongs, Al Gama’a Al Islamiya.

Aug 17, 2013 9:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
truthfulone wrote:
We believe bloods of these martyrs will not go in vain. Criminal Sisi gang will have to face justice one day.

Aug 18, 2013 2:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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