Egypt arrests U.S. citizen son of Brotherhood figure

 

 

CAIRO (AP) — Security officials say the son of an outspoken Muslim Brotherhood figure has been detained.

Mohamed Soltan’s family says he is a U.S. citizen and does not know his whereabouts. An active supporter of the Islamist group online, the 25-year-old had posted pictures of his arm after it was shot when security forces cleared out two Brotherhood sit-ins Aug. 14.

The Ohio State University graduate is the son of outspoken Muslim Brotherhood figure Salah Soltan. He was detained Monday along with four other men in the office of the pro-Brotherhood Rassd Network News service, according to security officials who spoke anonymously in line with regulations and released the information to The Associated Press late that same night.

Police said the group had plans to spread violence by inciting splits among the ranks of the army and police.

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Supporters of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi hold posters showing victims of a military crackdown on their protest camp during a march in old Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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Khadija el-Shater, ther daughter of Muslim Brotherhood deputy leader Khairat el-Shater, talks to the media in front of Torah Prison in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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