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Egypt: Salafist party demands release of 400 jailed members

Chairman of the Salafist Nour Party Younis Makhyoun said in press statements that he submitted a list of 400 of jailed members of his party to the prosecutor general who promised to release them "if they had not participated in pro-Morsi protests."

Makhyoun said that the Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat requested the names of the detainees to make sure none of them took part in protests.

The step comes after the Nour Party announced it will back former defence minister and military coup leader Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi in the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for the end of May.

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