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Egyptian Forces Order 300 Arrests; Raid Al Jazeera TV

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 06:15 PM

Security forces raided the Cairo offices of Al Jazeera's Egyptian television channel on Wednesday and detained at least five staff, hours after the army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, a journalist at the station said.

Also, the Egyptian police has orders to arrest 300 leaders and members of the Muslim Brotherhood after the army deposed the Islamist president on Wednesday, the website of the official Al-Ahram newspaper reported early Thursday.

Karim El-Assiuti told Reuters his colleagues at the Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr channel were arrested while working in the studio. The station was prevented from broadcasting from a pro-Morsi rally and its crew there was also detained, he said.

The Egyptian arm of the Qatari-owned media company began broadcasting after the 2011 uprising that topped President Hosni Mubarak and has been accused by critics of being sympathetic to Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood.

A senior interior ministry official confirmed to AFP that arrest warrants have been issued for "Muslim Brotherhood members," but provided no further details.

Earlier officials said that security forces had arrested on Wednesday two senior Brotherhood leaders close to Morsi.

Saad al-Katatni, who heads the Freedom and Justice Party -- the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood -- and Rashad Bayoumi, the deputy head of the Islamist movement were detained, the officials said.

 

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Security forces raided the Cairo offices of Al Jazeera's Egyptian television channel on Wednesday and detained at least five staff, hours after the army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, a journalist at the station said.
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