Muslim Brotherhood's second-man El-Shater arrested: Security official
El-Sayed Gamaledine , Saturday 6 Jul 2013
Muslim Brotherhood's deputy leader arrested late Friday as part of ongoing crackdown on group figures


The Muslim Brotherhood’s Deputy Supreme Guide, Khairat El-Shater, was arrested late Friday along with his brother in Cairo’s Nasr City district. He is being held on charges of inciting violence.



Shater, a wealthy businessman and a former presidential candidate who was initially disqualified from last year’s presidential elections due to his questionable legal status, was seen by many Egyptians as the shadow power behind Morsi's throne.



A day earlier, El-Shater was slapped a travel ban along with many other leading Brotherhood figures, most of whom have also been arrested.



Earlier on Friday, leading Brotherhood figures Saad El-Katatni and Rashad Bayoumi were released from Tora prison pending investigations, one day after being arrested.



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