Muslim Brotherhood`s spokesperson held in Cairo

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 12:06

Cairo: A spokesperson of former president Mohamed Morsi`s Muslim Brotherhood party was arrested here on Tuesday along with two other party members. He is facing charges of inciting violence and murdering protesters.

Gehad El-Haddad, who is facing charges of inciting violence and murdering protesters, has been the main figure who was in touch with the foreign media before Morsi was ousted. He was detained in an apartment in Nasr City, Xinhua reported.

His father Essam El-Haddad, former presidential advisor on foreign affairs, has been imprisoned incommunicado along with Morsi after he was overthrown July 3 by the military in the wake of nationwide protests.

Another two Brotherhood officials, Morsi-era governor of Qalyoubia province Hossam Abu El-Bakr and Mahamoud Abu Zeid, a member of the group`s executive board, were detained along with El- Haddad.


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First Published: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 12:06

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