Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Forty more Muslim Brothers detained

Egyptian police arrested 40 university students and their professors at a beach resort on charges of belonging to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, a security official said Saturday, according to the Associated Press.

Numerous such arrests have been made in recent months, including 21 Brothers detained at another coastal resort earlier this summer. Fourteen members of the group were arrested August 4 in a raid on a summer camp in Cairo.

Saturday’s arrests bring the number of Brotherhood members currently detained to at least 600, said Abdel Galil el-Sharnoubi, who edits the group’s Web site.

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