Muslim Brotherhood Spokesperson Jailed For "Inciting Violence and Murder"

Talked to PBS a week and a half ago


On Sept. 8, Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad spoke with NewsHour Senior Foreign Correspondent Margaret Warner, who was in Cairo covering that country's troubled and often violent political scene.

"I'm a wanted man," he told her. The interview had to be conducted via Skype, because El-Haddad said he was "being chased around by the police." "I need to secure my communication," he said.

On Tuesday, just nine days after he spoke with Warner, El-Haddad was arrested in a Cairo apartment. The state run newspaper al-Ahram said that he stands accused of "inciting violence and murder" and has been transferred to Tora prison in Cairo.