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Egypt Police Change Tactics in Brotherhood Crackdown

Egyptian security forces have rounded up a number of Muslim Brotherhood members after briefly banning the Islamist party’s mouthpiece publication, a spokesman for the Islamist movement said Wednesday. In another setback to Egypt’s reform drive, a court sentenced a female journalist to one year in jail for libeling a judge. The move drew condemnation from Egyptian rights bodies. In the latest campaign against the Brotherhood, Issam al-Aryan said that security forces had threatened to hold the family of one now-detained member, Abdel-Moneim Mahmoud, hostage until he handed himself in. Full Story

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