Authorities in Egypt Arrest the Muslim Brotherhood’s Spiritual Leader

Earlier today, Egyptian police arrested Mohamed Badie, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood party. The arrest occurred a few hours after a court ordered the release of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who was imprisoned after the 2011 political revolution. Last week, military and security officials raided the protest camps of Muslim Brotherhood supporters—an act that sparked days of violence that left hundreds dead. The move is seen as an effort by military officials to force the remaining Brotherhood leaders underground and discourage more demonstrations from their supporters …

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