Prosecutor detains 15 for attempting to bring guns to pro-Morsy protest

The Prosecution in Cairo's al-Marg ordered 15 suspects detained pending investigation concerning illegal possession of weapons and ammunition.

The suspects were arrested on Friday at a checkpoint in al-Marg. They were reportedly coming from Tanta City in Gharbiya governorate and were headed to Rabaa al-Adaweya Square in Nasr City to participate in a demonstration supporting President Mohamed Morsy.

The Prosecution ordered that these weapons be seized, and that a number of petitions from Tagarod, a movement in support of President Mohamed Morsy, be confiscated as well.

The Prosecution accused the suspects of possessing unlicensed arms. The detainees deny affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood or any Islamist group, saying they were heading to Cairo to buy refrigeration, carpeting, and conditioning tools.

The Prosecution heard the testimony of the security personnel who arrested the suspects.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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