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Published On: Mon, Aug 19th, 2013

Mohamed Badie, Muslim Brotherhood leader arrested as Mubarak cleared and may be released

Mohamed Badie, the organization’s supreme leader, is arrested in Cairo apartment, state TV reports.

Earlier today charges were dropped against former ruler, Hosni Mubarak, in the case alleging he embezzled money to pay for presidential palaces.

Mohamed Badie, the supreme leader of Muslim Brotherhood, was arrested. photo screenshot of ONTV coverage

Mohamed Badie, the supreme leader of Muslim Brotherhood, was arrested. photo screenshot of ONTV coverage

Badie, the supreme leader of the Brotherhood, was detained on Tuesday at a residential flat in Nasr City in northeast Cairo, the state news agency said.

“That was after information came to the security apparatus locating his place of hiding,” it said.

ONTV, a private, pro-military satellite channel, aired pictures purporting to show Badie upon his detention.

The country is turmoil, with Christians being attacked across the entire nation.

Mubarak, who was arrested after his overthrow in 2011, still faces charges in another corruption case where he is accused of accepting gifts from state newspapers, but he has already paid back the value of the gifts. This decision may pave the away for the former leader to be freed from jail.

Mubarak’s lawyer, Fareed el-Deeb, told the Reuters news agency that the second corruption case would be settled swiftly. “All we have left is a simple administrative procedure that should take no more than 48 hours. He should be freed by the end of the week,” Deeb told the agency.

His arrest came as authorities continued a crackdown on the Brotherhood, the party of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

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