Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Monday, April 30, 2007

12 Brotherhood members arrested as crackdown continues

Egyptian authorities arrested at least 12 members of the Muslim Brotherhood on Sunday for holding a secret meeting in Menoufiya, The Associated Press reported today.

Taking these latest arrests into account, the Egyptian government has detained 55 Brotherhood members this month as part of their intensified crackdown on the Islamist group. The Brotherhood, which is considered the strongest threat to Mubarak’s rule, plans to have 20 candidates run for seats in the upper house of parliament during the upcoming June elections.

Two lawmakers, Sabri Amer and Ragab Abu Zeid, were part of the group detained Sunday.

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