Egypt detains Brotherhood members before re-run vote

Egyptian security forces detained nine Muslim Brotherhood members in the Nile Delta north of the capital on Sunday.

Egypt detains Brotherhood members before re-run vote

Egyptian security forces detained nine Muslim Brotherhood members in the Nile Delta north of the capital on Sunday as they prepared for a re-run parliament vote, security sources said.

The re-run was for a seat contested in the 2005 parliamentary election where the Brotherhood had claimed victory. In several seats, the authorities ordered a new vote because of alleged abuses. Many re-runs have been delayed till recent months.

The nine arrested on Sunday had been supporting the campaign of a Brotherhood member, Hussein Sabi, running for a seat in the Daqahliya governorate in the Nile Delta.

Brotherhood members are regularly rounded up but these arrests were the first since the group's new leader, Mohamed Badeea, was announced on Jan. 16, and follows a trend of detentions before votes for national or local bodies.


Reuters

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