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Mohamed Beltagy

Mohamed Beltagy (born 1963) is an Egyptian physician and Muslim Brotherhood politician.[1] He was a Member of Parliament from 2005 to 2010, and is currently the general secretary of the Freedom and Justice Party.[2]

He was on board the MV Mavi Marmara during the 2010 Gaza flotilla raid.[3]

After the 2013 Egyptian coup d'état of President Morsi, prosecutors ordered Beltagy's arrest on 10 July 2013.[4] On 14 July 2013 Egypt's military-appointed prosecutor general Hisham Barakat ordered Beltagy's assets to be frozen.[5]

Mohamed el-Beltagy's 17-year-old daughter Asmaa el-Beltagy was killed when the Egyptian security forces stormed two protest camps occupied by supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi in Cairo. She was shot in the back and chest.[6]

Beltagy was arrested on 29 August 2013 by security forces in Giza.[7] On 29 October 2013, a three-judge panel at Cairo Criminal Court stepped down from the proceedings, citing "uneasiness" over the trial.[8] On 7 December 2013, Cairo's Criminal Court refused to return a verdict and recused itself in a case involving Beltagy and Safwat Hegazi citing "embarrassment" as a reason for its decision.[9] On 11 December 2013, a second panel of judges withdrew from the trial.[10]

References

  1. ^ Egypt lets Muslim Brotherhood MPs into Gaza
  2. ^ Mohamed Al-Beltagy, Jadaliyya
  3. ^ Muslim Brotherhood MP recounts his experience on freedom flotilla
  4. ^ "Prosecution orders arrest of leading Brotherhood members". Ahram Online. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Asset freeze for Islamist leaders goes into action". Egypt Independent. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  6. ^ http://www.madamasr.com/content/beltagys-daughter-killed-rabea-protesters-hold-their-ground
  7. ^ http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2013/08/29/police-arrest-senior-islamist-al-beltagy/
  8. ^ http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/10/29/judges-in-egyptianbrotherhoodtrialquit.html
  9. ^ http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/88484/Egypt/Politics-/Cairo-Criminal-Court-recuses-itself-in-case-agains.aspx
  10. ^ http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/88855/Egypt/Politics-/Second-judging-panel-withdraws-from-Brotherhood-tr.aspx

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