Report: Top Muslim leaders in same Cairo prison as Mubarak

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Mohammed Badie

By REUTERS
07/04/2013 11:19

CAIRO- Top leaders of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood movement arrested on Wednesday after the army toppled Mohamed Morsi from the presidency were being held in the same Cairo prison as Morsi’s predecessor Hosni Mubarak, state news agency MENA said on Thursday.

Saad El-Katatni, head of the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) and former speaker of parliament, was arrested along with Rashad al-Bayoumi, one of the Brotherhood’s deputy leaders, in a crackdown on the movement that began hours after the army ousted elected president Morsi.

The men were being held in Torah prison on the outskirts of Cairo, where Mubarak and his sons Alaa and Gamal are jailed.

Mubarak is on trial on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters in the 2011 uprising that ousted him. His sons face separate corruption charges.

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