Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood spokesman

The Egyptian government continued its clampdown on Morsi’s supporters.

Egyptian police arrested the spokesman of the Muslim Brotherhood, Ahmed Aaref, in Cairo in the early hours of Thursday, official news agency, MENA, reported.

Mr. Aaref has been transferred under intensive security measures to Torah prison complex, where Brotherhood top leader Mohamed Badie and his first deputy Khirate Shater, as well as hard-liner Islamist preacher Safwat Hegazi and the group’s media adviser Morad Mohamed Ali are detained, the report said.

Aaref was arrested in his father-in-law’s apartment in Cairo’s northeastern district of Nasr City.

The apartment is near Rabaa al- Adawiya Square, one of the two sites where supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi used for their rallies.

According to another MENA report, the Egyptian prosecution has ordered the detention of Mr. Hegazi for 30 days (renewable) pending investigations of charges of inciting violence and killing anti- Morsi protesters.

The Egyptian military and interim government have clamped down heavily on supporters if the deposed President, Mohammed Morsi, killing several hundreds of protesters demanding his release and reinstatement.



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