Video captured the arrest of top Muslim Brotherhood leader Khairat al-Shater on Friday.
The Egyptian police arrested the deputy head of the Muslim Brotherhood on Friday from an apartment in eastern Cairo.
Egyptian police arrested on Friday the deputy head of the Muslim Brotherhood, Khairat al-Shater, and the hardline Salafi presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail.
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An interior ministry spokesman said al-Shater, widely seen as the most influential Islamist politician behind deposed President Mohammed Mursi, was arrested from an apartment in eastern Cairo.
“Khairat al-Shater and his brother have been arrested at the request of the prosecution,” said the general on condition of anonymity. “They went quietly.”
Meanwhile, Egyptian security forces arrested another Islamist leader, Abu Ismail, and immediately took him to prison, according to reports that emerged on Friday.
Abu Ismail was arrested at his home, Reuters said.