North Giza prosecution has ordered the detention of former presidency spokesperson Yasser Ali for 15 days pending a probe in charges related to inciting violence. He has been transferred to al-Aqrab Prison in Tora, south of Cairo.
Ali faces charges of helping recently-arrested former PM Hesham Qandil in his attempted escape to Sudan, in addition to providing him with a hideout at a Nasr City apartment. He is also accused of affiliation with a terrorist group, as well as disrupting public security.
During interrogations, Ali denied links to the Brotherhood, and also shrugged of charges of helping Qandil in his attempt to flee.
He argued that the charges are politically-motivated.
Ali was arrested on Tuesday in an apartment in Muqattam.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm