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Egyptian protesters detained indefinitely

Those arrested in the crackdown on supporters of former President Mohammed Morsi face seemingly indefinite incarceration.
Egyptian security forces detain a supporter of ousted president Mohamed Mursi in Cairo November 29, 2013. Mursi's supporters have staged frequent protests across Egypt, many of them after Friday prayers, since the army deposed him on July 3 in response to mass protests against his rule, and arrested most of the top leaders of his Muslim Brotherhood. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany  (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTX15XKL

CAIRO — As the interim government continues its crackdown on protesters and leading activists are being detained, other protesters are being held in jail for months while prosecutors continuously renew their detention for 15 days.

It has already been nearly 2½ months since Omar Assaf, a financial analyst and father of three small children, was dragged from his house by a dozen armed Egyptian special forces troops at 2 a.m. on Sept. 23. At first, nobody knew what had happened to him, but later they found out that he had been arrested for planning a strike and incitement of riots against the police.

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