Six Muslim Brotherhood refugees arrested at Abdel-Moneim Abul-Futouh ranch: Ministry – Politics – Egypt
The Egyptian Ministry of the Interior announced on Wednesday that six members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood were arrested at a ranch in Beheira governorate owned by imprisoned politician and former presidential candidate Abdel-Moneim Abul-Futouh.
The ministry said in a statement Wednesday that the suspects, wanted in multiple terrorism-related cases, were in possession of two guns.
The security forces are still looking for two more members of the brotherhood who gave shelter to the six refugees at the ranch on Abul-Fotouh’s orders.
Abul-Fotouh, who is also chairman of the Strong Egypt Party, was arrested last week for planning with members of the Brotherhood to destabilize the country ahead of the upcoming presidential election.
On Tuesday, a criminal court in Cairo put Abul-Fotouh on the terrorism list for his association with the Muslim Brotherhood, which was named a terrorist group in 2013.
Abul-Fotouh was arrested hours after returning from a visit to London at his New Cairo home, where he gave an interview to the Qatar-based Al Jazeera Channel criticizing government policies.
The Home Office says Abul-Fotouh held secret meetings with leaders of the International Organization of the Muslim Brotherhood in London earlier this month to launch a conspiracy intended to spark unrest and instability in the country.
Shortly after his arrest, the High State Security Prosecutor ordered Abul-Fotouh to be detained for 15 days.