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Egypt PM proposes outlawing Brotherhood

© Mehdi Chebil / FRANCE24

Video by Julia SIEGER

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-08-17

The Egyptian prime minister has proposed legally dissolving the Muslim Brotherhood following days of deadly clashes violence, as supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi – a member of the Muslim Brotherhood – planned fresh protests.

Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi on Saturday proposed outlawing the Muslim Brotherhood following days of violent demonstrations in which hundreds of people were killed.

A government spokesman said the plan to legally dissolve the Brotherhood was being “studied” by the authorities.

The announcement that the interim authorities are looking at banning the organisation comes as hundreds of Morsi supporters remain at the al-Fatah mosque in Cairo on Saturday morning after barricading themselves inside overnight.

Violence continued on Friday as Morsi supporters clashed with security forces in a Brotherhood-organised “Day of Rage”. Officials said 173 people died across Egypt in 24 hours.

Earlier in the week security forces moved to clear two sit-in camps of supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi this week, an operation that claimed more than 500 lives.

Brotherhood counts its victims

One of the victims of Friday’s violence was the son of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie, the movement’s Freedom and Justice Party said.

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

The whereabouts of his father, who is the Islamist movement’s General Guide, are unknown. Mohamed Badie has been charged with inciting violence and faces a trial that is due to begin on August 25.

The daughter of Mohamed El-Beltagi, a senior Brotherhood politician, was also killed in protests this week.

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

(FRANCE 24 with wires)

Date created : 2013-08-17

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