Friday, November 25, 2005

Egyptian police detain Islamists

Egyptian police have arrested 16 members of the opposition Muslim Brotherhood in the city of Alexandria, the group's spokesman says.

The arrests come a day before run-offs in the second round of Egypt's parliamentary elections.

The brotherhood is officially banned but its candidates have been standing as independents.

The group has won 47 seats so far, making them the largest opposition force in the People's Assembly.

more: BBC News

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