Egypt police arrests two Brotherhood leaders in Daqahliya governorate

Ahram Online, Monday 19 Aug 2013

Freedom and Justice Party says police arrested two Muslim Brotherhood leaders from their homes in Daqahliya governorate Monday morning. MB claims 150 in Daqahliya detained already

Egyptian police forces arrested Muslim Brotherhood leaders Ibrahim Abu Ouf and Ahmed Saad in the Delta governorate of Daqahliya after storming their homes Monday morning, the organization’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) announced.

Abu Ouf is the secretary-general of the party in Daqahliya.

The party has also announced that thus far over 150 members of the Brotherhood in Daqahliya have been detained on charges of vandalism and rioting.

Security forces have rounded up several Brotherhood leaders in the wake of the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi by the military in July.

Hundreds of protesters have also been detained during and after the forcible dispersal of the two pro-Morsi sit-ins in Cairo on Wednesday, in which hundreds were killed and injured.

Muslim Brotherhood lawyer Mustafa El-Demeery previously claimed that the number of Morsi supporters arrested since Wednesday amounts to over 3,500.

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