November 27, 2005 |
The outlawed Muslim Brotherhood captured at least 25 more seats in Egypt's parliament in a runoff vote Saturday, despite what appeared to be a determined government effort to block its supporters. Police fired tear gas at several polling places and used rubber bullets at one. At another, a human rights worker reported that police kept out Brotherhood supporters, lifting their cordon only when ruling party supporters showed up in buses at sunset.
October 16, 2005 |
Egyptian authorities ordered the release of a leading member of the officially banned Muslim Brotherhood who has been detained since May, officials in the state security prosecutor's office said. The prosecutor ordered freedom for Essam Erian and three other Islamists whom the officials did not name. Erian was arrested at his house during a crackdown on the Islamist movement.
July 31, 2002 |
EGYPT * A military court convicted 16 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood on charges of conspiring against the government and sentenced them to up to five years in prison. The convictions were derided by the defendants, mostly academics and professionals, as a politically motivated attempt to reassure Washington.
July 22, 2002 |
EGYPT * Egyptian police have arrested 34 suspected members of the country's largest Islamic fundamentalist group, the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, court sources said. The suspects were arrested Saturday in a private villa on the outskirts of Cairo. They will be detained for 15 days pending investigations, the sources said. Though illegal, the Muslim Brotherhood is considered Egypt's largest opposition group and wants to install an Islamic government by constitutional means.
March 1, 2007 |
A court ordered a freeze on the assets of 29 known financiers of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's most powerful opposition movement. The ruling upheld a decision by the state prosecutor this year that is part of the government's push to undermine the fundamentalist movement financially. The Muslim Brotherhood is banned in Egypt, but it won nearly a fifth of parliamentary seats in 2005 with candidates running as independents.
January 3, 2007 |
Egyptian police detained 29 members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the country's strongest opposition movement, in a series of dawn raids across three northern provinces, Brotherhood sources said. Members of the group said aides to Brotherhood lawmakers had been detained, and deputy leader Mohammed Habib said senior members were among them. An Interior Ministry spokesman declined to comment. The officially banned group operates relatively openly but is subject to frequent crackdowns.