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Former Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide admitted to hospital

February 5, 2014 at 10:00 am

Former Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mahdi Akef was admitted to the Al-Maadi Hospital on Wednesday for medical examinations, security sources revealed.

According to the security sources, it was decided that Akef stay under medical supervision for 48 hours, during which time he underwent specialised medical tests for the heart, brain and nerves.

Akef, aged 86, is one among many Muslim Brotherhood leaders who were arrested in wake of the military coup against elected President Mohamed Morsi on 3 July.

The former Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood had been arrested several times in the past, starting when King Farouq was ruling Egypt in the 1940s, as well as during Mubarak’s reign. He spent three years in prison between 1996 and 1999.

He was chosen as Supreme Guide in 2004 after his predecessor Mamoun Al-Hodaibi, and was succeeded by Mohamed Badie in 2010.