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Brotherhood leaders and family members wounded and killed by security forces

February 8, 2014 at 1:38 am

A number of senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood and their family members have been wounded and killed by Egyptian security forces today in Cairo. Eyewitnesses said that Habeebah Ahmed, the daughter of President Mohamed Morsi’s information advisor, was shot and killed. Her father, Ahmed Abdul-Azeez, spoke of her death on Facebook: “I announce the death of my daughter and friend Habeebah.”

Deputy Muslim Brotherhood Guide Khayrat Al-Shater’s daughter Hafsa and her husband Dr Mostafa Hassan were both killed in Rabaa Al-Adawiyya Square, while Ammar Al-Beltaji, the son of prominent Freedom and Justice Party leader Mohamed Al-Beltaji, said that his sister was also killed as security forces attacked anti-coup protesters with great force and brutality.

Brotherhood spokesman Hussam Abul-Bukhari was reported to be severely wounded, “with blood pouring from his mouth”. Abdullah Abdul-Jawwad said that he was grabbed by the police along with Abul-Bukhari who was then shot by the officers. He claimed that they refused to allow him to receive any medical attention. Dr Wesam Abdul-Wareth confirmed that he saw the police shooting at Abul-Bukhari.

An unconfirmed number of protesters were burnt alive when their tents were set on fire by the army and police. At least three charred bodies can be seen in gruesome pictures from the scene of the killings.