Security re-arrests brother of Al-Qaeda second-in-command | Al-Masry Al-Youm
Egyptian security authorities re-arrested Sheikh Mohamed Rabea al-Zawahiri, who had been released three days ago from the high security Aqrab prison. He is the brother of the second-in-command of Al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri.
A prominent member of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad organization led by his brother Ayman, he received a life sentence in the UAE for terrorism and was extradited to Egypt in 1999. On Thursday, the military released him with 59 detainees who had been convicted of belonging to Islamist groups.
Nizar Ghorab, a lawyer, has submitted a report to the attorney general accusing Minister of Interior Mansour al-Essawy of detaining al-Zawahiri and taking him to an unknown destination without a judiciary warrant. Ghorab said it is difficult for him to communicate with his family and lawyers.