Skip to comments.Egypt arrests 10 Muslim Brotherhood members
Posted on 04/13/2007 6:52:48 PM PDT by mdittmar
CAIRO, Egypt: Police have detained nine members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group as part of Egypt's ongoing campaign against the country's strongest opposition group, a police official and the group said Friday.
The Brotherhood members were rounded up late Thursday as they were holding a meeting inside an apartment owned by a member of the group in the northern city of Behira, said the police official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press.
Those arrested included a businessman and senior local leaders of the group in Behira, located about 180 kilometers (112 miles) north of Cairo, according to a statement posted on the Brotherhood's Web site.
Early Friday police said they had also arrested Brotherhood press officer Abdel Moneim Mahmoud in Cairo. But his lawyer, Abdel Moneim abdel-Maksoud, denied this and later the police acknowledged they were still looking for Mahmoud.
The arrests were the first since the referendum on controversial constitutional amendments, which the Brotherhood and other Egyptian opposition groups boycotted.
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Maybe Rep. Hoyer can intervene on their behalf.
Wonder if any of the 10 arrested are the same as met with Steny Hoyer earlier?
And then releases two who turned out to be Democratic Congressmen.
Shoot...if this had happened last week...they might have gotten Hoyer in the same raid!! LOL
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