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Son of senior Muslim Brotherhood official arrested

February 7, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Egyptian state security forces have arrested Saad Al-Shater, the son of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Deputy Supreme Guide Khayrat Al-Shater. Family members said that the soldiers broke down the doors and stormed into their house to carry out the arrest on Wednesday morning. “They scared women and children in the process,” Saad’s sister Aisha wrote on her Facebook page.

Security officers also broke into the home of the Brotherhood’s official spokesman Mohamd Ghozlan where, according to Aisha Al-Shater, they broke doors and windows.

“We used to watch the TV and see Israeli occupation forces doing this sort of thing against the Palestinians,” she wrote, “but today we see it with our own eyes done to us by Egyptian security forces.”

According to Al-Shater’s other son, Hassan, his father’s lawyer said that he is accused of inciting the killers of demonstrators on July 23. “However,” he tweeted, “my father had already been under arrest for a couple of weeks before that date.”