Muslim brotherhood top leader arrested

CNC report from Cairo
Added On August 20, 2013

Reports say Egyptian security forces have arrested the top leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, pressing a crackdown on his group.

Reports on Tuesday said Mohamed Badie, 70, was detained at an apartment in northeast Cairo.

Badie is the Brotherhood's General Guide.
   
He was charged in July with inciting violence along with other Brotherhood officials. Together with his two deputies, he is due to stand trial on August 25.

The arrest came days after Badie's son was killed in protests against President Mohamed Morsi's ouster.
  
Egypt's interior ministry has said it has arrested more than 1,000 Muslim Brotherhood "elements" during the unrest.