Egyptian woman arrested for 'anti-police' Facebook page

An Egyptian woman was arrested for launching a Facebook page allegedly inciting “violence against the police and army.” (Shutterstock)

An Egyptian woman has been arrested for launching a Facebook page allegedly inciting “violence against the police and army,” Egypt’s daily al-Ahram reported.

The woman, who was the administrator of the page dubbed “The Revolutionary Alliance,” called on Egyptians to attack governmental infrastructures including banks, police vehicles and other public properties, al-Ahram  and MENA news agency reported.

Following her arrest, the 35-year-old reportedly admitted she was a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and that she was in contact with one of its member hidden in Turkey.

The suspect also reportedly said that the Brotherhood figure was giving her orders for attacks.

International and Egyptian rights groups have expressed alarm over an increasingly broad crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood members by authorities since then-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi seized power in July 2013.

Thousands of Brotherhood supporters are in jail and the state crackdown over the past year has expanded to include liberal and secular activists who played a leading role in the 2011 uprising that toppled Husni Mubarak.

 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44
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