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Egypt: 215 supporters of Muslim Brotherhood charged with forming militant group

  • Scores of supporters of Egypt’s banned Muslim Brotherhood have been charged with forming a militant group.

    Egypt’s chief prosecutor accused the Helwan Brigades group of killing six police officers and being in possession of arms and ammunition.

    Of the 215 people charged, a majority of them are already in police custody, media reports said.

    Thousands of people affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood have been arrested since 2013 in a massive crackdown against the group.

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