Egypt hits out at ‘Untruthful’ Statements from Foreign Countries on 25 Jan Violence

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Egypt has expressed its dissatisfaction at statements from foreign governments concerning the violence in Egypt on Sunday, the fourth anniversary of the 25 January 2011 uprising.

A foreign ministry statement issued on Tuesday called these statements “totally untruthful”, and highlighted that they had overlooked the “acts of murder and intimidation caused by supporters of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood group.”

“Foreign statements ignored the immediate order of the prosecutor-general to open an investigation into the killing of the young activist Shaimaa El-Sabagh,” read the statement, referring to the 32-year-old leftist activist killed at a protest in downtown Cairo on Saturday.

At least 25 people were killed and more than a hundred were injured on Sunday and Monday.

The deadliest confrontations took place between security forces and pro-Morsi protesters in the working-class district of Matareya.

Dozens of explosive devices were reportedly defused by police over the last three days, according to state media.

Bombings and militant attacks have increased in the year and a half since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, killing hundreds of security forces and sometimes hurting civilians.

Source: Ahram Online