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Badie detained for 15 days more pending arson investigation

Oct. 1, 2013 at 9:58 AM

CAIRO, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Mohamed Badie, the Muslim Brotherhood supreme guide accused of arson, has been detained for 15 days more pending an arson investigation, authorities said.

National Security investigators have alleged 13 Muslim Brotherhood leaders are responsible for the clashes that took place in Giza in mid-August, as well as a fire at a government building, al-Masry al-Youm reported.

Prosecutors have accused Badie, as well as former Member of Parliament Gamal al-Ashry and former Manpower Minister Khaled al-Azhary, of joining a terrorism group, intimidating citizens and inciting the burning down of buildings.

The three defendants have denied the charges.

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