Egyptian authorities on Monday released two Muslim Brotherhood lawmakers but ordered 12 other members of the country's most powerful opposition group detained, police and the group reported.
The two parliament members, Sabri Amer and Ragab Abu Zeid, were not questioned by prosecutors before they were released, police said. They, along with the 12 other members, were arrested Sunday in the northern Nile Delta province of Menoufiya.
The other 12 members on Monday were ordered detained for 15 days, according to police and the Brotherhood's Web site.
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