Egypt now detaining 700 Muslim Brotherhood members Holly Manges Jones at 8:01 PM ET
[JURIST] Egyptian police Monday arrested 31 additional members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood [movement website; FAS backgrounder] group, bringing the total number of members arrested to 700, according to officers speaking on condition of anonymity. The members were arrested for allegedly holding meetings in apartments located in Marsa Matrouh, which is approximately 325 miles from Cairo. The Muslim Brotherhood is the largest Islamic group in Egypt [JURIST news archive] and, while it is considered to be illegal, the group currently holds 88 seats in the Egyptian Parliament [official website] and is believed to have tens of thousands of members.
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