Egypt arrests Brotherhood leader as crackdown intensifies

November 20, 2014 11:28 AM

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Egypt arrests Brotherhood leader as crackdown intensifies

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police on Thursday arrested Mohamed Ali Bishr, one of the few Muslim Brotherhood leaders to escape jail after last year's overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, in the latest sign of a crackdown on political dissent.

Bishr, a veteran politician who served as a cabinet minister under Mursi, was accused of calling for mass protests on Nov. 28, state media said.

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