Skip to comments.Egypt: More Muslim Brotherhood members detained
Posted on 02/15/2007 2:52:43 PM PST by knighthawk
On Thursday, Egyptian security forces detained 73 members of the Muslim Brotherhood, cracking down against the government's most powerful political rival.
The arrests occurred in Cairo and the Nile Delta, the main bases of the Islamic movement. Office managers, doctors, engineers, professionals, teachers, and three Brotherhood members of parliament were among those arrested. According to Reuters, the men were arrested on charges of belonging to an outlawed group and possessing anti-government literature.
The Brotherhood condemned the sweeps as an attempt to reduce its influence before elections for the upper house of parliament in April, in which they are expected to take part. In 2005, the Brotherhood won a fifth of the seats in the lower house.
Do they support terrorism? Then lock them up.
The only good part of our aid to Egypt...
Could this be a coordinated operation with the crackdown in Iraq?
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