Egypt Police Arrest Brotherhood Leader

By: NBC
By: NBC
FILE - In this Saturday, June 2, 2012 file photo, Egypt's ex-President Hosni Mubarak lays on a gurney inside a barred cage in the police academy courthouse in Cairo, Egypt. An Egyptian prison official says Hosni Mubarak�s health has taken a turn to the worst and is likely to be moved out of his prison hospital to a military facility nearby. The official said Tuesday doctors reported that the 84-year old former president has fallen unconscious. He said they have used a defibrillator to restart his heart, and have been administering breathing aid. (AP Photo, File)

FILE - In this Saturday, June 2, 2012 file photo, Egypt's ex-President Hosni Mubarak lays on a gurney inside a barred cage in the police academy courthouse in Cairo, Egypt. An Egyptian prison official says Hosni Mubarak�s health has taken a turn to the worst and is likely to be moved out of his prison hospital to a military facility nearby. The official said Tuesday doctors reported that the 84-year old former president has fallen unconscious. He said they have used a defibrillator to restart his heart, and have been administering breathing aid. (AP Photo, File)

CAIRO - Egyptian police say they have arrested Mohammed Badie, the senior-most leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. The operation that led to his arrest took place in the early hours of the morning in Cairo. Now Badie is expected to face charges that he incited his followers to commit acts of violence including the killing of protesters over the course of the last several weeks. The Muslim Brotherhood has appointed his deputy as the group's interim leader. He is a man who is more hawkish than his predecessor.

Also former President Hosni Mubarak is expected to have a hearing Wednesday that could possibly see a Cairo court order his release. Mubarak has already been cleared of some previous charges, but Wednesday will be his final hearing. If a Cairo court does order his release, it could be a few days after that, perhaps as early as a week that the former president could be set free.


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