The Egyptian authorities arrested on Sunday Dawood Khairat Soliman, the right arm to Mohamed al-Zawahiri, who is the brother of the al-Qaeda leader, security sources said as reported by Egypt state-owned news agency.
Mohamed al-Zawahiri was also arrested last week under heavy security in an Imbaba checkpoint with a laptop and documents.
Egypt arrests sons of Muslim Brotherhood leaders
Egyptian authorities in Beni Suef arrested the son of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed al-Beltagy along with three others on Sunday, a security source told the state news agency MENA.
Amar Mohamed al-Beltagy, Mohamed Hussein Abdel Azeem, Tarek Mostafa Abdel Aziz and Galal Younes were arrested at Abdel Azeem’s Beni Suef residence earlier on Sunday.
The source added that the arrests came in response to orders made by the general prosecutor to summon and bring them forward, pointing out that all the necessary legal procedures are being taken with them.
Egypt’s army arrests five terrorists in Sinai
Egyptian Army Spokesman Ahmed Mohamed Aly said on Sunday that the army has arrested five terrorists in North Sinai.
The spokesman explained in a Facebook statement that the suspects, who were arrested in Sheikh Zuwaid city, were involved in attacks launched against security forces in the lawless peninsula.
The spokesman also said that border guards in Siwa thwarted an attempt to smuggle arms on Sunday, adding that the case has been referred to a prosecutor to begin the necessary legal procedures.
Egypt: Mubarak’s retrial for killing protesters begins
The sixth hearing of ousted President Hosni Mubarak’s retrial in the case of killing protesters during the 2011 uprising that toppled him has begun.
Also standing trial on Sunday are Mubarak’s two sons, Gamal and Alaa, and his interior minister, Habib al-Adli along with six of his top aides.
Egypt’s state television showed images of the defendants in their cells on Sunday.
Mubarak, who was released from prison and taken to a military hospital on Thursday, was flown in a helicopter to the hearing.
Egypt: Badie’s trial adjourned to Oct 29
An Egyptian criminal court has adjourned the trial of the Muslim Brotherhood’s supreme guide, Mohamed Badie, and his deputies Khairat al-Shater and Rashad al-Bayoumi, and others, to October 29.
The top Brotherhood leaders could not attend the hearing for security reasons.
Badie and his deputies and three others are accused of inciting the killing of protesters by the Brotherhood’s Cairo headquarters in Mukattam in violent confrontations that broke out on June 30.
The confrontations left at least 12 people killed.
The rest of the defendants, about 30 other Brotherhood members, are accused of murder and attempted murder.
Egypt: Brotherhood leader stands trial for inciting violence
An Egyptian court reviewed on Sunday allegations brought against six Muslim Brotherhood members, including the group’s leader, that they took part in the killing of protesters by the Brotherhood’s Cairo headquarters in Mukattam earlier this year.
Violent confrontations broke out by the Cairo office on June 30, killing at least 12 people.
The defendants are the Brotherhood’s supreme guide, Mohamed Badie, businessman Khairat al-Shater, Mohamed Bayoumi, Mostafa al-Bashlawi, Mohamed al-Bashlawi and Atef Abdel Galil.
All the defendants but one are currently placed under custody.
The prosecutor accused Badie, Shater and Bayoumi of inciting violence and facilitating unknown assailants in their murder and attempted murder of protesters and their illegal possession of arms.