Assem Abdel Maged and 30 Islamists referred to criminal court

The South Assiut prosecutor referred Jamaa al-Islamiya leader Assem Abdel Maged and 30 other Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters to the criminal court.

Abdel Maged and the other defendants are being charged with killing and injuring protesters outside the Assiut Governorate headquarters during 30 June protests as well as committing acts of violence, thuggery, assembling, resisting authorities, possessing firearms and disturbing public peace and security.
Abdel Maged is a senior Jamaa Islamiya leader and a member of the National Alliance to Support Legitimacy. He is now based in Qatar and Egyptian authorities are attempting to arrest him along with other Islamist figures who fled the country following the ouster of President Mohamed Morsy.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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