Egypt frees pro-Morsi politician after 2 years pre-trial detention

2015-08-13 12:18


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Cairo - Opposition politician Abul-Ela Mady was released on Wednesday after nearly two years of pre-trial detention, Mady's son Ahmed said, two days after a court ordered him set free.

Mady was a supporter of ousted president Mohammed Morsi, who was removed from power by the army following mass protests against his rule in 2013.

Mady was detained on charges related to violence during protests between supporters and opponents of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood in July 2013.

The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, his deputy, Khairat el-Shater, and other Brotherhood leaders are also defendants in the case, judicial sources said.

Mady's release does not mean the case against him has been closed, Ahmed Mady, who is a lawyer, told Reuters.

Egyptian law limits pre-trial detention to two years and a court on Monday ordered he be released.

Mady, 57, was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood until leaving in the 1990s hoping to establish a more liberal-leaning Islamist party.

He founded the Wasat, or Centre, Party after the 2011 popular uprising that unseated long-time autocrat Hosni Mubarak, who had prevented the formation of the party.

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