Egyptian officials fly to UAE to discuss arrests



THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Published — Wednesday 2 January 2013

Last update 2 January 2013 10:57 pm

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CAIRO: Two senior Egyptian officials are traveling to the United Arab Emirates to discuss the arrests of 11 Egyptians accused of forming a Muslim Brotherhood cell in the emirate.
Cairo airport officials say the two Egyptian presidential aides left for Abu Dhabi yesterday. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to brief the media.
UAE’s leading newspaper reported Tuesday that the 11 Egyptians were arrested last month after allegedly collecting security information about the UAE, holding secret meetings, recruiting members and sending large amounts of money to Brotherhood leaders in Cairo.
Egypt’s president hails from the Brotherhood, and the Islamist group’s political arm is the country’s most powerful political force.
All political parties or groups are banned in the UAE.

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