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Egypt detains Qaradawi's daughter, son in law

Daughter of the Chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, and her husband [Safa.ps]
Ola Al-Qaradawi, daughter of the Chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, and her husband [Safa.ps]

Egyptian security forces arrested the daughter of the Chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, and her husband on charges of joining the Muslim Brotherhood, their lawyer said.

Ahmad Abou El-Ela Maadi said the couple was arrested on 23 June near Sahel Al-Shamali on Egypt's northern coast, while on Eid holiday.

The court yesterday ordered the couple to be detained for 15 days pending an investigation.

A statement said the couple is accused of being "members of an illegal organisation", in reference to the Muslim Brotherhood, and for "planning terrorist action against the security of public institutions".

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A file photo dated July 4, 2013 shows a female supporter of Mohammed Morsi gesturing as she holds a portrait of him in Rabia Adaweya Square a day after the military coup in Cairo, Egypt. ( Mohammed Elshamy - Anadolu Agency )

Supporters of the late former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi during a protest in Cairo, Egypt on 4 July 2013 [Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency]

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