Muslim Brotherhood Spokesman Arrested in Egypt

Along with other senior members, charged with inciting violence


Egyptian police arrested the main English-language spokesman of the Muslim Brotherhood on Tuesday along with other senior members of the group, all charged with inciting violence, state media and a security official said.

Gehad el-Haddad had appeared regularly in foreign media and became one of the group's most well-known faces. He is the son of Essam el-Haddad, a senior foreign policy aide to Egypt's former Islamist president who was ousted in a July 3 military coup.

El-Haddad, the father, has been held in an undisclosed military facility with Mohammed Morsi since the coup. Morsi, Egypt's first elected president, was overthrown after four days of massive street protests demanding his resignation.