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