Monday 19 February 2018

Leader of Muslim Brotherhood arrested in Egypt

Muslim Brotherhood supreme leader Mohammed Badie
Muslim Brotherhood supreme leader Mohammed Badie

EGYPT'S prosecutor's office ordered the arrest today of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie on charges of inciting violence outside the Republican Guard headquarters where 55 people were killed on Monday, state news agency MENA reported.

Other senior Brotherhood officials were also ordered held, including Badie's deputy Mahmoud Ezzat and party leaders Essam El-Erian and Mohamed El-Beltagi.

Thousands of Brotherhood followers have been maintaining a vigil near a mosque in northeast Cairo demanding the reinstatement of Mohamed Mursi, toppled as president by the army last week.

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