Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

24 July 2013

Egypt: Prosecution Orders Arrest of Nine Muslim Brotherhood Leaders

Egypt's Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat ordered the arrest of nine prominent Muslim Brotherhood figures after they incited violence and gave direct orders to Brotherhood members in Qalioub city to rally groups of people to cut the highway on Wednesday.

General Guide of the Brotherhood Mohamed Badie, Mohamed Abdel Maksoud, ex-MP Mohamed al-Beltagi, Islamist preacher Safwat Hegazi, Abdel Rahman al-Berr, Gamal Abdel Hadi, Abdullah Barakat and former ministers Bassem Oda and Osama Yassin are the nine members that the prosecutor ordered arrested, the Middle East news Agency reported.

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