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Senior Muslim Brotherhood leader arrested in Egypt

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CAIRO — Egyptian security forces arrested a key Muslim Brotherhood figure on the run since the July coup that toppled the country’s Islamist president in a raid on his hideout early today, the Interior Ministry said.

The arrest of Essam el-Erian, the deputy leader of the Brotherhood’s political arm, the Freedom and Justice party, was the latest in a wide-ranging crackdown of both the Islamist group’s leaders and its rank-and-file members since the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi, who also hails from the Brotherhood.

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