Muslim Brotherhood's Beltagi slams "shameful" Egyptian government from prison
Beltagi -- seen here before his arrest -- has called the interim government worse than the Mubarak regime. (AFP/File)
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Senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed El-Beltagi has condemned the detention of the 21 female protesters who were arrested last Thursday in a demonstration at Alexandria's Corniche.
The protesters, who had organised a human chain in support of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, were referred to a prosecutor who ordered that they be detained for 15 days pending investigations last week.
In a statement published on the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Facebook page late on Saturday, Beltagi described the arrests as "shameful" practices that were not even committed by the Mubarak regime.
"Do not be concerned with our trial and our detention, for we are having the times of our lives inside the cells. Focus instead on continuing your revolution against the pharaoh -- until tyranny, injustice and oppression have fallen," Beltagi told supporters.
“They were envious of the strength of our stand and wanted to turn the page on our struggles and humiliate us, but our persistence was a slap on their face against their laughable attempts," he added, according to the FJP's post.
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