Egypt arrests more Muslim Brotherhood leaders

Three Brotherhood leaders were arrested in raids on their homes in the Upper Egyptian province of Aswan, sources inside the Islamist group told Anadolu Agency.

Egypt arrests more Muslim Brotherhood leaders

World Bulletin/News Desk

Egyptian security forces arrested seven Muslim Brotherhood leaders in new raids on Friday, in the latest crackdown on the Islamist group.

Three Brotherhood leaders were arrested in raids on their homes in the Upper Egyptian province of Aswan, sources inside the Islamist group told Anadolu Agency.

Security forces also raided the homes of three other leaders and seized their personal computers.

Four Brotherhood leaders, including former lawmaker Al-Sayed al-Qadi, were detained in the Nile Delta province of Qalioubiya, the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party said on its website.

There was no confirmation from Egyptian security authorities.

Egyptian authorities have unleashed a massive crackdown on Brotherhood leaders since last week's violent dispersal of sit-ins staged by supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

On Thursday, security forces arrested five leading Brotherhood leaders, including FJP legal adviser Ahmed Abu Baraka and former Alexandria deputy governor Hassan al-Prince.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Ağustos 2013, 14:58
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