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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 21: The Supreme State Security Prosecution of Egypt has renewed the detention for 15 days more of eight members of the Muslim Brotherhood cell who were arrested in Kuwait upon a request of the Egyptian Interpol and deported to Egypt at the request of the Egyptian government, reports Al-Rai daily quoting Egyptian security sources.
The eight men are accused of joining a group which has been established contrary to the provisions of the law and in violation of the tenets of the Constitution.
The Egyptian sources said the interrogations last for many hours a day which mainly center on the process of transferring money to Egypt, how the money was used to finance terrorist operations and extremist activities through the cell members and to extract the names of those who assisted in transferring the money to Egypt either directly or via a third country.
The sources said the suspects initially denied having any connection with fund-raising, receiving money, and working to transfer it to Egypt, but during constant interrogations, new leads emerged about the methods of transferring money, mostly through private individuals upon their return to Egypt for holidays.
The investigations also showed that the money was sometimes transferred to Egypt via neighboring countries. However, the details of how the suspects managed to leave Egypt for Kuwait have yet to emerge.