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Two Brotherhood leaders arrested, five more detained

As the security crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood members continues, Fayoum's El-Nashar and Assiut's Kamaleddin are arrested while five others are detained pending investigation into the attack on Abu Zaabal police station

Sunday 1 Sep 2013
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Two Muslim Brotherhood leaders were arrested on Sunday in Upper Egypt and five members received a 15-day detention pending investigation, Ahram Arabic website reported.

The Brotherhood's Hatem El-Nashar, head of the Doctors' Syndicate division in Fayoum, was arrested in his home for charges of inciting violence during recent attacks on the governorate's headquarters and a police station.

Meanwhile, Mohamed Kamaleddin, member of the Brotherhood's Guidance Office and one of its leading members in Upper Egypt, was arrested in Assiut, also in his home.

Mohamed Azzour, Khanka chief prosecutor in North Qalyubiya, ordered the detainment of five members arrested earlier on charges of assaulting police installations and public property, and ordered the arrest of other suspects, after the Abu Zaabal police station and adjacent criminal investigation department were incinerated on 15 August when pro-ousted president Morsi reportedly stormed the location. Police examination reported that protesters opened indiscriminate machine gunfire on the unit before setting it ablaze, injuring a police officer and two conscripts.

Dozens of leading Brotherhood members and Islamist figures were arrested since the forced police dispersal of two large pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo on 14 August. A series of assaults on security facilities across the country erupted in the aftermath.

On 30 August a police officer and a civilian were killed when armed assailants attacked the Al-Nozha Al-Gedida police station in Cairo's Heliopolis district.   

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