Egyptian police have reportedly arrested 17 university members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood on charges of staging a military-style parade.
An Egyptian security official speaking on condition of anonymity said that the crackdown took place on a university campus Saturday, AFP reported.
An Egyptian prosecutor has ordered that the 17 students be held for 15 days pending an investigation of charges that they held a "military display" on their campus Friday.
The students are from the Agricultural Cooperative Institute in the suburb of Shubra al-Kheima north of Cairo.
The students have been charged with forming a military organization, disturbing the peace and attempting to revive a banned organization.
The Muslim Brotherhood is Egypt's largest opposition movement and enjoys widespread support in the country, with more than two million members.
In an unprecedented victory last December, the Brotherhood, which has been harassed and banned by the Egyptian government, won 88 of the 445 seats in the lower house of parliament.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Members of Muslim Brotherhood arrested
From TV Iran
Posted by Audrey Hudson at Sunday, April 15, 2007