Cairo Criminal Court renewed Saturday the detention of two prominent leaders of the Al-Jama’a Al-Islamiyya for 45 days pending investigations, thus canceling an earlier release order.
The general prosecution authority appealed the release decision issued Wednesday for Safwat Abdel Ghany and Alaa Abu El-Nasr. According to state media, they face accusations of inciting violence and belonging to a terror group.
The pair was arrested in July 2014 for the aforementioned charges during participating in the Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit-in, following the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, who was the first Islamic president in Egypt.
Abdel Ghany was the head of the political bureau of the Construction and Development Party—the political arm of Al-Jama’a Al-Islamiyya, while Abu El-Nasr was the secretary-general of the party.