CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have arrested nine leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group pending investigation into charges of belonging to a terrorist organization and plotting to overthrow the government.
The Supreme State Security Prosecution said Tuesday that those detained include Abdul-Rahman el-Morsi, a Brotherhood leader and member of the group's Guidance Office.
The Muslim Brotherhood won a series of democratic elections after Egypt's 2011 uprising. Mohammed Morsi, a senior member of the group, was elected president in 2012 but was overthrown by the military after a divisive year in power.
Since then, the government has carried out a widespread crackdown on the Brotherhood and other opponents, jailing thousands.