Egypt cops arrest 2 Islamist leaders
29 July 2013, 17:23
Cairo - Egyptian officials say police have arrested two
leaders of a Muslim Brotherhood-allied Islamist party on suspicion of inciting
The officials said on Monday that Abul-Ela Madi and Essam
Soltan of the Wasat Party have been taken to Tora prison where a number of
Brotherhood leaders have been held since the 3 July military coup that deposed
Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
Officials say the two men, who had warrants out for their
arrest, were found late on Sunday hiding in a home in a Cairo neighbourhood
located near the main protest site of Morsi's supporters.
Egypt's interim leadership has cracked down on the
Brotherhood and its allies since the coup, detaining several leading Islamist
figures. Morsi himself has been held incommunicado by the military since his