Key Egypt opposition leader held

A top leader of the banned Egyptian opposition Muslim Brotherhood has been arrested along with a number of other members, the group has said.

Mahmud Ezzat, who police say is the organisation’s fourth-highest official, was arrested at home in Cairo at dawn on Sunday, a group spokesman said.

He said authorities wanted to stifle opposition to planned electoral reform, which the group says is cosmetic.

Scores have been held in the run-up to Wednesday’s referendum on the changes. Full Story

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