Khairat el-Shater leaves following a press conference in Cairo on April 9, 2012
Khairat el-Shater leaves following a press conference in Cairo on April 9, 2012. Egyptian police arrested Shater, widely seen as the most influential Islamist politician behind deposed president Mohamed Morsi, an interior ministry general told AFP. © Khaled Desouki - AFP/File
Khairat el-Shater leaves following a press conference in Cairo on April 9, 2012
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Last updated: July 5, 2013

Egyptian police arrest top Islamist Shater

Egyptian police arrested on Friday Khairat al-Shater, widely seen as the most influential Islamist politician behind deposed president Mohamed Morsi, an interior ministry general told AFP.

"Khairat al-Shater and his brother have been arrested at the request of the prosecution," said the general on condition of anonymity. "They went quietly."

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