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Egypt arrests US citizen son of Brotherhood figure

An Egyptian vendor walks in front of the Egyptian museum in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

CAIRO: Security officials say the son of an outspoken Muslim Brotherhood figure has been detained.

Mohamed Soltan's family says he is a U.S. citizen and does not know his whereabouts. An active supporter of the Islamist group online, the 25-year-old had posted pictures of his arm after it was shot when security forces cleared out two Brotherhood sit-ins Aug. 14.

The Ohio State University graduate is the son of outspoken Muslim Brotherhood figure Salah Soltan. He was detained Monday along with four other men in the office of the pro-Brotherhood Rassd Network News service, according to security officials who spoke anonymously in line with regulations and released the information to The Associated Press late that same night.

Police said the group had plans to spread violence by inciting splits among the ranks of the army and police.

 

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