Egyptian police arrest former Morsi minister found in-hiding
Egyptian police arrested former minister Bassem Ouda Tuesday as part of the government's months-long crackdown on affiliates of the former Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, according to Agence France-Presse.
Ouda, who previously serves as the minister of supply and internal trade, was arrested in a soap factory where he had been in-hiding from government authorities. He is wanted on charges for inciting violence like other Muslim Brotherhood counterparts.
At least 2,000 people have been arrested by the Egyptian police thus far for their support of Morsi since the Islamist president's ouster in July, and at least 1,000 have been killed.
Fourteen pro-Morsi supporters who recently faced charges for their alleged participation in "violent protests," were acquitted in court Sunday.
The former Islamist president's court trial is scheduled to resume in January after debacles in the courtroom earlier this month forced the judge to adjourn the case.