Mohammed al-Beltagi (centre)
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Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood leader Beltagi

Leading Muslim Brotherhood figure Mohammed al-Beltagi has been arrested, according to Egyptian officials.

Mr Beltagi, secretary-general of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), is accused of inciting violence, state media said.

Former labour minister Khaled al-Azhari was also held.

It comes as Egypt's military moves against Brotherhood leaders following the ousting of former President Mohammed Morsi.

Emily Thomas reports.

  • 30 Aug 2013
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