CAIRO: The Higher State Security Prosecution has ordered the detention of Dr Mohamed Saber and Bassam Adam, two of the Muslim Brotherhood’s main financiers, for 15 days.
Saber and Adam were accused of belonging to the banned Muslim Brotherhood group and supplying military and financial aid to Hamas.
According to the Muslim Brotherhood website, ikhwanweb, the group has officially denied any links with Hamas, and considered the charges “another government attempt to exclude the MB, Egypt’s largest opposition group, from political participation.
Adam was arrested at his home in Al-Arish last Friday when security forces raided it and confiscated his personal computer, cell phone and Islamic books.
Adam is known for his relief work in Al-Arish, where he attends to injured Palestinians entering Egypt for medical treatment.
According to ikhwanweb, Bassam works under two official organizations: the Red Crescent and the Doctors Syndicate Relief Committee.