Two Muslim Brotherhood officials were released Friday after being arrested in the wake former President Mohamed Morsi’s ouster, Reuters reported.
Saad El-Katatni, the former parliament speaker and head of the brotherhood’s political wing, and Rashad al-Bayoumi, a deputy brotherhood leader, were arrested Thursday. Egypt’s public prosecutor ordered their release, although they remain under investigation for “inciting violence,” according to Reuters.
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