Al Jazeera hunger striking journalist Abdullah Elshamy stands behind bars with other prisoners at a court in Cairo May 15, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
CAIRO, June 11 (Aswat Masriya) An Egyptian court has renewed the detention of Al Jazeera hunger striking Abdullah al-Shamy and others for 45 days over violence that followed the ousting of President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood last August.
Security forces arrested Shamy and the others on August 14 during the dispersal of two pro-Mursi sit-ins.
They are accused of using force and violence against police forces, preventing the authorities from attending to their duties and possessing unlicensed weapons.
They are also accused of vandalizing public and private property, disturbing traffic, attacking civilians, engaging in terrorist acts and threatening national security.
Shamy began a hunger strike on January 21 against his detention.