Mohamed Al-Zawahiri, founder of Al-Salafeya Al-Jihadeya and the brother of Al-Qaeda’s leader, Ayman El Zawahiri was detained for 15 days by the Supreme National Security persecution office, along with Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya leader Mostafa Hamza, with accusations of joining a terrorist group and the disruption of national peace, state-owned MENA reports.
Al-Zawahiri and Hamza were arrested after arrest warrants were issued for them.
Both leaders were previously charged with similar accusations.
Al-Zawahiri was accused of joining the Returnees from Albania terrorist group. He was sentenced to be executed before the court later overruled the verdict.
Hamza was accused of planning the assassination of former president Hosni Mubarak in Ethiopia, but was later found innocent.