The Maspero Youth Union (MYU) declared on Saturday night that Amir Ayad, the Coptic activist who went missing during Friday’s clashes in Moqattam, was abducted by members of the Muslim Brotherhood. The statement was made to a Christian news outlet which MYU confirmed is authentic.
According to the interview, Ayad said he was taken to a mosque where he was beaten and detained.
Ayad was found Saturday morning covered in bruises and showing clear signs he had been whipped. Member of MYU’s Political Bureau Mina Magdi El-Qess said Ayad’s condition is improving and he may need surgery before he is fully recovered.