Arrests of Muslim Brotherhood leaders included Dr. Ezzat, Dr. Essam El-Erian, Dr. Al-Barr
Egypt’s state security services launched a wide crackdown in the ranks of the Muslim Brotherhood on Monday February 2, 2010 just before dawn included up to the present moment the Brotherhood’s deputy chairman Dr. Mahmoud Ezzat, a member of the Executive Bureau Dr. Essam el-Erian, and Dr. `Abdur-Rahman Al-Barr, a professor of Hadith and its sciences and a member of the MB Executive Bureau.
They also raided the house of Dr. Mohi Hamid, also a member of the Executive Office but no one was at home at the time.
In the Governorate of Cairo, State Security Forces arrested Ahmed Abbas. In Giza , they also arrested Dr. Mohamed Saad Elewa, Head of Urology department in Bolaq el-Dakrour Hospita.
In the Egyptian Governorate of Sharqia, Dr. Mohammad Abdel Ghani, an ophthalmology professor, Hospitals of Medicine, Zagazig University and Islamic writer Waleed Shalabi were also detained.
In the Governorate of Assiut arrests continued with , Dr. Ali Abdel Rahim, a professor in the Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University, Khalaf Thabit Hareedy, an Employee at Directorate of Education, Assiut.
In the Governorate of Alexandria, Security forces raided houses of Ibrahim Al-Sayyed, Ahmed Abdel-Ati and Mustafa Al-Sharbatly who are members of the Muslim Brotherhood’s administrative office in Alexandria .
Security forces also arrested Massad Qutb from the Egyptian Governorate of Gharbia.
Abdul-Moneim Abdul-Maqsoud, the Muslim Brotherhood’s lawyer, has ascertained that the arrests, are provocative and unjustified and the number of detainees are likely to rise where the group’s lawyers are still gathering the names of detainees illegally held at SSI headquarters in all Egypt’s governorates.