The sons of deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak were released from prison on Monday, security officials said, a move that could fuel tension after the violent anniversary on Sunday of the 2011 uprising that toppled the autocrat.
Egypt on Sunday marked the fraught anniversary of its 2011 democratic revolt, with the deaths of three protesters and a bomb blast in the capital underscoring tensions in the most populous Arab country.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi acknowledged Tuesday that police committed rights abuses after the overthrow of his Islamist predecessor, but said they were expected given the "exceptional" security threats faced by Egypt.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Tuesday that he has no intention to establish a political party, which has been reassuring to politicians in Egypt, especially at a time months ahead of the parliamentary elections.
An Egyptian prosecutor on Monday referred to a military court at least 339 alleged supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, including four top leaders, judicial sources said, as the state expands a crackdown against political opponents.
Egypt`s authorities referred 438 supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to military courts Saturday over violence that followed the bloody dispersal of Cairo sit-ins last year, judiciary sources said.