Authorities arrest 9 members of Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood

May 25, 2008 12:23

Egypt's largest opposition movement, the Muslim Brotherhood, said police have arrested nine of its members in dawn raids in the latest crackdown on the group. Police confirmed the arrest. A list of names for those detained in Sunday's raid was posted on the group's official Web site. The arrested hailed from Egypt's northern province of Sharqiya, a stronghold for the group. Though officially banned, the Brotherhood compete in politics as independents and hold a fifth of the seats in parliament. The government has carried out a steady campaign of arrests against the organization.

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