More than 3,500 Brotherhood members arrested since pro-Morsi crackdown - official
A woman protestor chants slogans in front of a poster of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi during a demonstration condemning the recent deadly military crackdown on pro-Morsi protesters in Cairo on August 17, 2013 in Istanbul. (AFP)
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More than 3,500 supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi have been arrested since the dispersal of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya and Al-Nahda sit-ins, says Muslim Brotherhood lawyer Mustafa El-Demeery.
According to El-Demeery, 2,000 Morsi supporters were arrested during the dispersal operation 14 August. The rest were arrested during clashes between Morsi supporters and security forces and residents in the Ramses Square district of downtown Cairo.
The General Prosecution has already ordered the continued detention of 404 Morsi supporters who were arrested during the Ramses Square clashes. The rest are being questioned.
On 14 August, security forces forcibly dispersed sit-ins by Morsi supporters in Rabaa Al-Adaweya in Nasr City, Cairo, and Al-Nahda Square in Giza. The protesters were demanding the reinstatement of Morsi who was ousted from power 3 July by the army following mass street demonstrations calling for his removal.