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Egypt Military Prosecutor Orders Detention of 300

May 05, 2012

Egypt’s military prosecutor ordered the detention of 300 people arrested yesterday amid clashes between protesters and security forces, Al Ahram Gate reported, citing an unidentified military official.

The 15-day detention orders will remain in force pending the completion of an investigation, the state-run website said. The people being detained face charges including attacking a state institution, use of force against military personnel and congregating, the website said.

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