Egypt officials arrest Muslim Brotherhood leader
Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie has been captured in the east Cairo district of Nasr City, say security officials and state television. A supporter of Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak, holds a portrait of him outside the Egyptian police academy in Cairo, where Mubarak's trial was taking place. Early on Tuesday, Badie was captured in an apartment in Nasr City, according to security officials and state television.
In the footage, a sombre-looking Badie in an off-white robe, or galabiyah, sits motionless on a sofa as a man in civilian clothes and carrying an assault rifle stands nearby. Badie and his powerful deputy Khairat el-Shater, who is in custody, go on trial later this month for their alleged role in the killing of eight protesters outside the Brotherhood's Cairo headquarters in June.
Meanwhile, two judicial officials said Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak could walk free this week or next after a criminal court on Monday ordered his release in a corruption case in which he and his two sons were accused of embezzling funds for the maintenance of presidential palaces. Mubarak (85) has been in detention since April 2011, two months after he was ousted in a revolution against his rule.
He was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison last year for failing to stop the killing of some 900 protesters in the 18-day uprising.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Mail & GuardianSimilar Stories