Monday, August 27, 2007

Egyptian Islamists draft political programme / World - Islamists draft political programme

"A fresh wave of Egyptian government crackdowns against the main opposition movement has been directed against a varied range of targets – a students’ “summer camp” on the Mediterranean coast, an evening meeting of senior officials at a businessman’s Cairo residence, and the more typical dawn raids on members’ houses.

"On Wednesday, it was the turn of two members of parliament to be detained.

"The result has been dozens more members of the Muslim Brotherhood finding themselves behind bars in recent weeks. Brotherhood officials say more than 500 members are in detention, including 40 on trial in a military tribunal facing charges of money-laundering and terrorism."

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