CAIRO, July 4 (Reuters) - Egyptian judicial authorities opened an investigation on Thursday into accusations that deposed President Mohammed Morsi and 15 other Islamists had insulted the judiciary, investigating judge Tharwat Hammad said, imposing a travel ban on all of them.
It was second formal order banning Morsi from leaving the country since the military removed the Muslim Brotherhood politician from power on Wednesday.
(Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Paul Taylor)
Muslim Brotherhood's Khairat El Shater, former presidential candidate and wealthy businessman has been
He is seen as Brotherhood's second in command and political strategist. He was taken into custody on suspicion of incitement to violence.
-- Ahmed Shihab-Eldin
From the AP:
CAIRO (AP) — An Interior Ministry spokesman says the deputy head of the Muslim Brotherhood, Khairat el-Shater, considered the most powerful man in the organization has been arrested.
Spokesman Hani Abdel-Latif says el-Shater and his brother were arrested late Friday from an apartment in eastern Cairo on allegations of inciting violence against protesters in recent days.
Read more here.
A CNN crew filming from the 6th October Bridge in Cairo on Friday night was interrupted by the Egyptian military in the middle of a live report. An officer confiscated the camera, though it was later returned (minus some video footage), according to CNN.
Watch the video here.
Cnn crew in Cairo fine. Sipping tea by the Nile, enjoying the evening cool, waiting for Army officer to return our camera. #Egypt #30June— benwedeman (@bencnn) 3 years ago
Gun battles continue on Gama3a Bridge near Cairo University— Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (@Repent11) 3 years ago
Reuters: State television quoting Egypt's health ministry says 17 people were killed during violence on Friday— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) 3 years ago
Sky News Arabia: "Egyptian Helicopter Fires Missiles at Two Targets in Al-Arish" #Sinai #Egypt #June30— Liam Stack (@liamstack) 3 years ago
Reuters reports that a curfew has been imposed on the towns of Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah, two towns in North Sinai near Egypt's border with Israel.
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), the Committee’s Ranking Member, released the following statement in response to ongoing events in Egypt:
"The decision by the Egyptian military to take state authority out of the hands of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood government marks another sharp turning point in Egypt’s incomplete revolution. What the Brotherhood neglected to understand is that democracy means more than simply holding elections. Real democracy requires inclusiveness, compromise, respect for human and minority rights, and a commitment to the rule of law. Morsi and his inner circle did not embrace any of these principles and instead chose to consolidate power and rule by fiat. As a result the Egyptian people and their economy suffered greatly. "It is now up to the Egyptian military to demonstrate that the new transitional government can and will govern in a transparent manner and work to return the country to democratic rule. We are encouraged that a broad cross-section of Egyptians will gather to rewrite the constitution. All parties in Egypt must show restraint, prevent violence, and prepare to be productive players in the future democratic Egypt. We encourage the military to exercise extreme caution moving forward and support sound democratic institutions through which the people and future governments can flourish."
Al Jaz showing pics of anti morsi protestors riding on top of army's APC's. Which is not an image to unite a divided nation #egypt— Paul Danahar (@pdanahar) 2 years ago
Five police officers have been gunned down in the town of El-Arish in Sinai, according to Reuters. Earlier reports indicated two officers had been killed.
Looks like the military is finally intervening to stop the clashes. APCs maneuvering between the two sides. #Egypt— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) 4 years ago
Two dead & 55 injured in Maspero (Egypt State TV) clashes between pro and anti Morsi protesters - Medical source - Al Jazeera— שחררו את פלסטין (@SultanAlQassemi) 4 years ago
CNN's John Jenson tweets:
Hearing gunfire from direction of October 6th bridge; celebratory fireworks going off in Tahrir. Completely surreal. #egypt #morsi #cairo— Jon Jensen (@jonjensen) 5 years ago
Looks like pro-Morsi have been driven back across October bridge and are in full retreat— Sharif Kouddous (@sharifkouddous) 4 years ago
Don't know who is who. This is the nightmare of citizens fighting each other as opposed to clashes with the state ie the police.— Sharif Kouddous (@sharifkouddous) 4 years ago
BREAKING: Egypt Health Ministry official says toll rises in clashes to 10 dead, 210 injured. -MM— The Associated Press (@AP) 4 years ago
#Egypt Live Blog: There are reports of 307 people injured in #Alexandria, where clashes are still going on. http://t.co/pAgzkw613y— AJELive (@AJELive) 4 years ago
RT @SherineT Total mayhem here at Maspero. Thousands against thousands. Street battles. People injured lying on the ground.— AJELive (@AJELive) 4 years ago
Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros tweets from Cairo:
Less people now near #maspero than half an hour ago. Still fighting/molotovs/fireworks #EgyArmy— Sherine Tadros (@SherineT) 4 years ago
Reuters reports that Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, a hardline former presidential candidate, was arrested on Friday on accusations of inciting violence.
There have been conflicting reports on the arrests of senior Islamists since Wednesday, when the Egyptian army ousted President Mohammed Morsi. On Thursday, several news outlets reported that senior Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie had been arrested, while Badie appeared at a protest rally on Friday.
One hour into intense fight. No police or military. One helicopter hovering above. Ambulances unable to access injured #egypt— Ayman Mohyeldin (@AymanM) 4 years ago
Egyptian soldiers standing ready with tear gas on the bridge leading to #TahrirSq http://t.co/6iGI4rGsSw— Derek Stoffel (@DerekStoffelCBC) 4 years ago
Egypt Health Ministry: 6 dead in clashes nationwide - @AP— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) 6 years ago