Monday, March 25, 2013
CAIRO — Egyptian prosecutors summoned several opposition politicians and activists today for questioning over allegations they incited violence against members of the president’s Muslim Brotherhood.
The summons came one day after Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi vowed to bring to account politicians found to have incited the violence on Friday, when Brotherhood members and protesters clashed outside the group’s Cairo headquarters.
Nearly 200 people were injured in the clashes, the worst violence between the Brotherhood and its opponents in more than three months.
The summonses, based on complaints filed by injured Brotherhood members, are likely to stoke tensions and prolong the latest in a series of political crises roiling the nation since Mubarak’s ouster two years ago.