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Sun Aug 18, 2013, 06:07 PM


Dozens of MB prisoners killed


The Interior Ministry said 36 Brotherhood members died during an attempted prison breakout on Sunday near the capital, saying the prisoners had been suffocated by tear gas.

Offering a very different version of events, a legal source told Reuters 38 men had died from asphyxiation in the back of a crammed police van. The Brotherhood, battling to reverse the overthrow of Mursi, held the authorities responsible.'



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Egyptian leaders gave differing hints at the future of the country’s powerful Muslim Brotherhood political party on Sunday, as a protest organization led by the Brotherhood said that 38 pro-Mohammed Morsi prisoners were killed during a prisoner transfer.

The detainees were killed after a vehicle taking them to Abu Zabaal prison was attacked, according to a statement from the Anti-Coup Alliance, which is led by the Brotherhood. The detainees were “reportedly assassinated in their truck with live ammunition and tear gas fired from windows,” the alliance said.

The Egyptian interior ministry, however, said that 36 prisoners had been killed, and that the deaths came after an attempted escape that involved the kidnapping of a police officer. The abducted officer was freed by other security forces, the interior ministry said in a statement, and the three dozen prisoners were killed after tear gas was used in the police operation, causing them to suffocate.



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