File photo of the entrance to the notorious Tora prison (Scorpion Prison) in Egypt
CAIRO – 20 December 2020: A security source at the Egyptian Ministry of Interior denied rumors that were circulated by the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood members and claimed that Egypt is practicing a mass punishment in a prison, the state-owned news agency MENA reported on Saturday.
Such rumors are baseless and banned Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters seek to spread such rumors to destabilize the public opinion, the source added on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to brief the media.
Two days ago, the Human Rights Organization reported that the Egyptian authorities have practiced a collective punishment on some inmates in the super-maximum security Al-Aqrab Prison (Scorpion Prison).
Recently, the Egyptian authorities arrested on the acting leader of the outlawed Muslim brotherhood Mahmoud Ezzat. Also, on 6 November 2020, Facebook FB.O announced that it has removed seven networks that spread fake news in Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt, Turkey, Morocco, Myanmar, Georgia, and Ukraine, Reuters reported.
According to the company’s statement, the network that operates in Cairo is connected with the banned group of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Terrorist Muslim Brotherhood web trolls have been attempting to stage mass protests across Egypt through sowing discord and spreading fake news and lies about key state figures.