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Video footage of Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leader arrest

Monday, Aug 19, 2013 - 00:45

Aug. 20 - TV footage shows what appears to be the arrest of Mohamed Badie, the top leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, by Egyptian security forces. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Egyptian security forces have arrested the top leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, state media reported on Tuesday (August 20), pressing a crackdown on his group. Mohamed Badie, 70, was detained at an apartment in Nasr City in northeast Cairo, the state news agency reported. "That was after information came to the security apparatus locating his place of hiding," it said. Footage aired on ONTV showed Badie sitting expressionless on a sofa next to an armed guard. Meanwhile the Facebook page of the Interior Ministry was showing a picture of Badie, with dark rings under his eyes, sitting in a car between two men in black body armour, with a caption confirming his arrest. "Carrying out the decisions of the public prosecutor to arrest and bring forward the general guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie, and through collected information and observation of movements it was possible for the criminal search apparatus under the direction of Cairo's security (services) to arrest him," the caption said. "The necessary legal measures are being taken," it added. Badie is the Brotherhood's General Guide. He was charged in July with inciting violence along with other Brotherhood officials. Together with his two deputies, he is due to stand trial on August 25. Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim told Al Masry Al Youm, a newspaper, that Badie had been arrested in the early hours of Tuesday.

Video footage of Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leader arrest

Monday, Aug 19, 2013 - 00:45

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