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Egyptian Interior Ministry Denies Explosions in Cairo, Warns of Disorder

Egyptian Interior Ministry Denies Explosions in Cairo, Warns of Disorder

Thursday, 10 October, 2019 - 08:00
Cairo- Asharq Al-Awsat

The Egyptian Interior Ministry denied on Wednesday rumors that explosions took place in different areas in Cairo.

It said in a statement that no explosions took place, asserting that the situation is calm amid intensive security deployment in all areas.

The Ministry also warned of “hostile channels” aimed at provoking disorder and chaos in Egypt.

It called on Egyptians and social media users to be check the credibility of news before spreading and circulating false information that aims to provoke panic among people.

It is noteworthy that the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera channel has claimed that explosions targeted different areas in Cairo.

On the other hand, the Cairo Criminal Court decided to postpone the re-trial proceedings of 73 defendants in the case of breaking up Rabea al-Adaweya sit-in to a hearing session on November 4.

The court had previously issued a decision to execute 75 Muslim Brotherhood (MB) leaders in a the case of breaking up Rabea al-Adaweya armed sit-in during a trial that involved 739 accused MB members and loyalists.

According to the probe, the defendants committed crimes of organizing and participating in an armed gathering in Rabea al-Adaweya Square, blocking roads, restricting people’s freedom of movement during the period between June 21 till August 14, 2013.

They were also accused of premeditated murder of citizens and police forces in charge of breaking up their sit-ins and deliberately disrupting means of transport.

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