Two senior U.S. senators have urged Egypt's military-backed government to release detained members of the Muslim Brotherhood before starting negotiations.
Amid a flurry of visits by American and other foreign dignitaries, Egypt's interim presidency denounced "foreign pressure" in a sign of its growing impatience with international efforts to resolve a standoff with supporters of the ousted president that has left the country on the brink of another bout of violence and deadly street confrontations.
People living on Badr el-Din street say they found two young men dumped in a pile of rubbish by a park on July 27. Amr Mohammed Salim, 22, a street vendor, was dead, hands bound and body covered with gashes, residents said. Hany Moussa, a 24-year-old kitchen helper, was still alive, but barely.