Egypt detains Muslim brotherhood leaders.

Islamic opposition group in Egypt called Muslim Brotherhood have had several of its leaders detained by the government. The organization says it includes its deputy leader Mr. Ezzat. The group is outlawed in Egypt but many of its members occupy seats in parliament as independent candidates. Leaders of the group say the arrests is an attempt by the government prevent its preparation for elections next year.

The group since 1954 has not been active in politics because of its ban but it was able to secure 20% of parliamentary votes in 2005. A sixty-six year old professor Mohammed Badi was named as the groups’ new leader in January. The group combines its political work charity work and they have inspired many Muslim movements around the world.