Saturday, November 29, 2008

AFP - Egyptian police arrest 28 Islamists

November 29, 2008

CAIRO (AFP) — Egyptian police arrested 28 members of the Muslim Brotherhood opposition group on Saturday, a security official said.

Twenty-four members of the Islamist group were arrested in the town of Marsa Matruh, north of Cairo, and another four in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria in early morning raids.

"They were detained for membership of an illegal organisation and possession of banned literature," the official said.

The Muslim Brotherhood, which calls for an Islamic state in Egypt through peaceful means, is officially banned by the government but fields independent candidates in parliamentary and municipal elections.

The movement won a fifth of seats in the 2005 parliamentary election, which observers said were marred by police intervention and fraud.

Police have arrested dozens of the Islamists this year and also barred some of their leadership from travelling outside the country.

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