The Emirati Journalist Hamad Al Mazroui announced his intention to offer a financial reward of one million Egyptian pounds ($143 thousand) for any information that helps arrest three of the most important leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
Al Mazroui told the German Press Agency D.B.A on Tuesday, "He will provide the bounty to anyone who helps locate any of the three Brotherhood leaders: Essam el-Erian, Mohamed Al-Beltaji and Safwat Hijazi. The award will be presented in coordination with the Egyptian Interior Ministry". Al Mazroui added that he announced the reward through his Twitter account.
The UAE hosted Ahmed Shafik, former candidate for the Presidency of Egypt, when he fled Egypt wary of corruption charges. The UAE opposes Islamic forces in Egypt and financed the military coup to eliminate the Islamic movement there, especially the Muslim Brotherhood.