Police arrest 25 Muslim Brotherhood members

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CAIRO: Police have arrested 25 Muslim Brotherhood members at a meeting in the Nile Delta, the MB and a security official said on Saturday.

The official said that “more than 20 Brotherhood members were arrested at a member’s home on Friday evening at Faous in the eastern Nile Delta. The Brotherhood website said that 25 of its members were detained.

The website said security forces swooped on a meeting being held by Brotherhood MP Farid Ismail as the deputy began to speak.

The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s largest opposition group, is formally banned but fielded independent candidates in 2005 elections, winning a fifth of the seats in parliament. -AFP

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