Islamist spokesman: Jordan arrests senior Muslim Brotherhood figure over op-ed piece

November 21, 2014 8:30 AM

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AMMAN, Jordan – The spokesman for Jordan's largest opposition group says authorities in the kingdom have arrested a senior Muslim Brotherhood official over an op-ed piece critical of the United Arab Emirates.

Spokesman Murad Adaileh says the Brotherhood's deputy secretary-general, Zaki Bani Irsheid, was taken into custody by security forces late on Thursday after a meeting at the group's headquarters in Amman's Abdali neighborhood.

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