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Former Brotherhood supreme guide Akef arrested

Akef's arrest part of larger campaign to arrest Brotherhood members on charges of inciting violence and disturbing security

Ahram Online, Thursday 4 Jul 2013
Mahdi Akef
March 23, 2005 file photo, leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Mohammed Mahdi Akef, left, and ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (Photo: AP)
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The Muslim Brotherhood's former supreme guide Mahdi Akef has been arrested along with four of his guards, security sources say.

Egypt prosecutors ordered on Thursday the arrest of a number of senior Muslim Brotherhood members hours after the army removed Mohamed Morsi from his post as president.

These leading figures include the Brotherhood's Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and his deputy Khairat El-Shater.

Late on Wednesday, Saad El-Katatni, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), and Rashad Bayoumi, the Islamist movement's deputy head, were detained, security officials said.

They are being held in Tora Prison, which, located on the outskirts of Cairo, is the same prison where ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his sons are detained, state news agency MENA reported.

Security authorities are continuing their efforts to arrest Brotherhood members on charges of inciting violence and disturbing general security and peace, MENA reported.

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05-07-2013 10:05am
Sayonara Freedom And Human Right
One of the best tactic to cripple an organization is by depriving it of its leaders. The question is whether the mass arrests are justifiable actions. Such actions will back fire on the military and should they persists with the arbitrary arrests, they will only help to bury the military and Egypt.
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