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Egypt arrests leading Muslim Brotherhood members
   

Leading members of Egypt‘s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group including two parliamentary deputies have been arrested by Egyptian security forces, an Egyptian Interior Ministry official confirmed to Xinhua on Monday.

A total of 11 Muslim Brotherhood members were arrested on Sunday during a secret meeting held in Minufiya governorate, 65 km north of Cairo, with the two People’s Assembly members identified as Sabri Amer and Ragab Abu Zeid, according to the Interior Ministry official.

The Egyptian authority has arrested more than 300 Brotherhood members since December 2006 after Brotherhood students carried out a military-like parade in Cairo.

Having been charged of terrorism and money laundering, some 40 leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood group were tried at a military court on Thursday, according to local media.

Officially banned in 1954 for its attempt to set up an Islamic government, Egypt’s biggest Islamic opposition group the Muslim Brotherhood won 88 seats in the 454-member lower house of parliament after its members ran as independents in 2005 legislative elections.

An Egyptian constitutional amendments adopted by a national referendum in late March prohibited the forming of any political party on a religious bases.

Source: Xinhua

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