In a move to tame the sustained protests by Pro- Morsi supporters despite the
declaration of State of Emergency in the country, Egyptian authorities today
arrested the Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohammed Badie who is believed
to have coordinated the protests that have led to the death of thousands of people.
Authorities accused him and other leaders of the group of inciting deadly violence
outside the group’s headquarters in sine June following the deposed President
Mohammed Morsi by the military.
Badie is expected to go on trial August 25 along with other Brotherhood leaders.
This is the latest crackdown on the group following the military’s ouster of president
Mohamed Morsi. The authorities in the last few weeks had killed thousands of Pro-
Morsi supported who were insisting on the re-instatement of the ousted president
The 70-year-old Badie was taken into custody early this morning in a neighborhood
of eastern Cairo where for weeks pro-Morsi protesters rallied against Egypt’s new
Since the July 3 move, the official death toll for violence across Egypt has topped
1,000 people. The Muslim Brotherhood says many more people have died.
The International Community condemned the actions of the military in Egypt, United
States and other western countries also threatened to suspend diplomatic ties they
have with the troubled country.