Egypt Finds Brotherhood Leader's Hiding Place

Mohamed Badie's arrest leaves vacuum at top of organization
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 20, 2013 4:03 AM CDT
Egypt Busts Brotherhood's Spiritual Leader
In this image taken from Egypt State TV, Mohammed Badieis seen after being detained by Egyptian security in Cairo.   (AP Photo/Egypt State TV)

In a move expected to further exacerbate tensions, Egyptian authorities have arrested the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader. Mohamed Badie, 70, had been on the run for more than a month after authorities ordered his arrest for inciting the killing of anti-Brotherhood protesters. Authorities say Badie, whose only son was shot dead during protests in Cairo a few days ago, was arrested in a Cairo apartment "after information came to the security apparatus locating his place of hiding," the BBC reports. Egypt's former military strongman Hosni Mubarak, meanwhile, is expected to be released from jail this week. (More Mohammed Badie stories.)

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