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In Egypt, Hundreds Accused Of Espionage, Having Weapons

In a widespread "anti-terrorism campaign," the Egyptian police has started going after members and relatives of the Brotherhood — and after liberals, as well.
A man walks past behind soldiers in front of an armoured personnel carrier (APC) near the al-Fath mosque on Ramses Square in Cairo August 17, 2013. Egypt's prime minister has proposed disbanding the Muslim Brotherhood of ousted President Mohamed Mursi, the government said on Saturday, raising the stakes in a bloody struggle between the state and Islamists for control of the country. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh  (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY) - RTX12OKR

Hundreds of members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of Egypt’s deposed president, Mohammed Morsi, have been detained the last couple of weeks, accused of inciting or participating in violence.

However, according to eyewitnesses in Cairo and Alexandria, the police are also detaining liberals, revolutionaries and civilians who might have relatives within the Muslim Brotherhood.

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