Egypt jugs 8 Muslim Brotherhood members
CAIRO - Egypt has arrested a leader and seven members of Egypts main opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, the outlawed but tolerated Islamist groups number two told AFP on Saturday. Rashad Bayyumi and seven others are still being detained after their arrest by Egyptian police on Friday, Mahmud Ezzat said.
Bayyumi sits on the Brotherhoods 13-member Guidance Bureau. He was arrested at his home in a Cairo suburb. The other arrested members belong to the student branch of the movement, which overall boasts two million members and the support of three million more people nationwide.
Posted by: Steve White 2006-03-05