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Egyptian authorities arrested early on Monday former Youth Minister Osama Yassin, also a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, security sources told the Anadolu Agency.
Yassin was arrested along with two other Brotherhood members at a villa in the Fifth Settlement, eastern Cairo. One of Yassin's two companions is an aide to the group's deputy leader Khairat al-Shater, a source noted.
Yassin, along with several Brotherhood leaders, faces charges of "inciting violence and murder" in connection with clashes outside the group's Cairo headquarters earlier this year in which ten people were killed.
The ex-minister's family confirmed the news via Twitter. "I now wait for my father's photo as he was arrested by the coup forces, not to make sure of the news, but to be reassured about him because I have not seen him for a long time," his son, Ahmed, said on Twitter.
On Sunday, Cairo's Criminal Court adjourned the trial of the Brotherhood's top three leaders to October 29 in light of the defendants' absence.
Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and two aides, Rashad al-Bayoumi and Al-Shater, face the same charges as Yassin.
Egyptian authorities have unleashed a massive crackdown on the Islamist group since the violent dispersal on August 14 of two anti-coup sit-ins, in which hundreds of demonstrators were killed.Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Ağustos 2013, 14:04