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Egyptian authorities seize bank accounts of Muslim Brotherhood leaders

September 17, 2013, 19:23 UTC+3

Islamic figureheads remain in police custody

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Photo ITAR-TASS/EPA/Khaled Elfiqi

Photo ITAR-TASS/EPA/Khaled Elfiqi

CAIRO, September 17. (Itar-Tass) – Egyptian judicial authorities froze bank accounts of key leaders of the Islamist organization Muslim Brotherhood. According to official information, Muhammad Badie, the Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide, along with his deputies Khairat el-Shater and Rashad al-Bayumi, as well as well-known Salafi leader Hazem Abu Ismail and imam Safwat Hegazi. All five are currently in custody of Egyptian authorities.

Muslim Brotherhood leaders were detained after clashes between the police and the Brotherhood in August, with the latter voicing their opposition to ousting of president Mohammed Morsi.

September 15 Egyptian forces have prevented Islamists from incident disorders in Cairo subway: the police detained 20 supporters of The Muslim Brotherhood, who shout anti-governmental slogans and obstructed people from moving freely.

Essam al Arian, Muslim Brotherhood leader who is currently at large, tried to launch a mass disorder campaign through an address made to Al Jazeera TV channel.

 Over the weekend attempts made by ousted president Mohammed Morsi to hold mass rallies were thwarted by the police and common citizens, who prevented demonstrators from reaching Cairo squares.

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