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Egypt police arrest leader of outlawed Muslim Brotherhood

Aug. 28, 2020 8:38 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian police arrested a high-level leader in the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood at his hiding place in Cairo, an Interior Ministry statement said Friday. Investigators recently learned that Mahmoud Ezzat, the acting Supreme Guide of the country’s oldest Islamist organization, was hiding...

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2011 file photo, then senior members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Morsi, right, and Essam el-Erian hold a press conference in Egypt in Cairo, Egypt. Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsoud, an Egyptian lawyer said Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 that el-Erian died of a heart attack in a Cairo prison where he was serving a 25-year sentence. The 66-year-old leader had been behind bars since 2013, following the military overthrow of Egypt’s first democratically-elected president, Mohamed Morsi, who had hailed from the Brotherhood’s ranks. Morsi also died while in custody. (AP Photo/Mohammed Abou Zaid, File)

Egyptian lawyer: Senior Brotherhood leader dies in prison

Aug. 13, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A senior leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group died of a heart attack on Thursday in a Cairo prison where he had been serving a 25-year sentence, his lawyer said. The attorney, Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsoud, said Essam el-Erian, 66, had been behind bars since 2013, following the...