Muslim Brotherhood's senior leader arrested in Egypt

Aug. 29, 2013 at 3:42 PM

CAIRO, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The senior leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed el-Beltagy, was arrested Thursday by Egyptian officials, a report says.

El-Beltagy had been in hiding since a police crackdown on supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi conducting a sit-in at the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo, Ahram Online reproted.

His 17-year-old daughter, Asmaa, died in the crackdown.

He was arrested in a rural area of Giza.

On Wednesday, el-Beltagy appeared on the al-Jazeera broadcasting network. Speaking on a pre-recorded video, he condemned what he called a military coup that led to the ouster of Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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