Jordan charges top Brotherhood figure over anti-UAE comments

December 8, 2014 2:42 PM

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AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan on Monday charged a top member of the Muslim Brotherhood with "souring ties with a foreign country" by criticizing the UAE after it designated his group as a terrorist organization.

Zaki Bani Rushaid, deputy leader of the Jordanian branch of the Brotherhood, was arrested last month after saying on social media the UAE's rulers lacked popular legitimacy and served Israel's interests by playing a leading role in a crackdown on political Islam.

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