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  • Thursday ,29 August 2013
العربية

Mass arrests of Muslim Brotherhood members continue

By The Middle East Monitor

Copts and Poliltical Islam

00:08

Thursday ,29 August 2013

Mass arrests of Muslim Brotherhood members continue

Continuing the mass arrest campaign against anti-coup Egyptians in recent weeks, on Tuesday night security services arrested at least 64 members and sons of members of the Muslim Brotherhood in a number of Egyptian governorates.

Security services arrested 23 in Cairo, including Saad Al-Shater, the son of the Deputy Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Khayrat Al-Shater.
 
Those arrested are accused of "inciting violence," but some are also accused of carrying arms, making anti-coup statements, and attacking police and public facilities.
 
In the city Six of October, security forces arrested Ali Mahmoud Amer, who is a member of the Executive Committee of the Freedom and Justice party, as well as a member of the National Coalition for Protecting Legitimacy. Security services are accusing him of organising anti-coup protests.
 
Meanwhile, security services also detained the husband of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Al-Beltaji's sister in Alexandria. Muslim Brotherhood sources said that he is a 65-year-old man who underwent a surgical operation shortly before being arrested.
 
Although the mass arrest campaign against its members and supporters continues, the Muslim Brotherhood has reiterated that its anti-coup activities would continue to be peaceful, despite the death of two more demonstrators in yesterday's demonstrations.