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Egypt arrests 13 fugitive Brotherhood members for 'planning to disrupt nation's security'

Ahram Online, Tuesday 14 Aug 2018
File photo of Policemen stand guard in Cairo, Egypt April 28, 2017. (Reuters)
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Egyptian police arrested 13 fugitive leaders and members of the Muslim Brotherhood in 6 October city who were aobut to launch a plot to disrupt the country's security, the interior ministry said.

In a statement on Tuesday, the ministry said that National Security Intelligence had detected communications between fugitive members of the Brotherhood abroad and inside the country.

They aimed at reviving the activities of the organisation by spreading rumours to provoke citizens and incite protests and disrupt the country’s security on the five-year anniversary of the dispersal of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit-in, which falls on Tuesday.

The arrested Brotherhood members and leaders are from Sohag and Beheira governorates. They possessed organisational plans, large amounts of money in different currencies and computers, according to the ministry.

The ministry said that legal proceedings have been initiated against them and they have been referred to State Security Prosecution for further investigations.


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