Egypt cracks down on associates of ‘tortured’ businessman

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Egypt’s national security agency on Thursday claimed it had foiled an attempt by the Muslim Brotherhood to revive “terrorist activities”, in statement released by the Egyptian interior ministry. The ministry accused Yehia Mahran Othman, a senior Brotherhood member, of playing a key role in the alleged conspiracy and being one of the main arms of detained businessman Safwan Thabet. According to the interior ministry, security forces raided a flat owned by Othman in Giza province, southwest of the capital Cairo, where he was hiding $8,400,000 along with other foreign currencies in a hidden safe …

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