Egypt: Three Muslim Brotherhood candidates detained
Egyptian police have arrested three Muslim Brotherhood candidates to the upper house of parliament as they campaigned in the Nile Delta province of Dakahlia, Brotherhood and security sources said on Monday.
These latest detentions, which occurred on Sunday night, bring to 63 the number of Brotherhood members detained in the province since Egypt's largest opposition movement said it would contest the June 11 upper house elections, the group's website said.
At least one of the candidates, Khaled el-Deeb, was charged with belonging to a banned group, using religious slogans for his election campaign and campaigning outside an allowed time period, the website added, according to Reuters.
Egyptian police detained at least 20 members of the Brotherhood in Dakahlia last week.