Freedom and Justice Party headquarters in Cairo closed

Freedom and Justice Party headquarters in Cairo closed

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The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) headquarters in Abdeen were closed after police uncovered large quantities of firearms, ammunition of multiple calibres including birdshot shells and molotov cocktails
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By Charlie Miller and Fatma Khaled

The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) headquarters in Abdeen were closed after police uncovered large quantities of firearms, ammunition of multiple calibres including birdshot shells and molotov cocktails, according to state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram.

It was also reported that officials from the raided headquarters were being questioned by the police.

Tarek Al-Morsi, a spokesman for the FJP confirmed that another headquarters, on Mansour Street in Cairo, was closed down. He claimed that a number of other party offices and headquarters have been closed in multiple governates.

Al-Morsi accused “thugs” from the army and police of conducting the raids which injured some employees. He also claimed that four supporters, including a young man, were killed whilst defending FJP headquarters across the country.

In a statement on 7 July, the FJP said that they evacuated their headquarters of all staff as of 27 June in order to avoid bloodshed.

The party denied responsibility for the violence at their headquarters and offices, and warned against any improper treatment of their financial and legal reports.

The FJP condemned all crimes against them and emphasised their intention to take legal action.

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