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Egyptian Security Forces Seize Brotherhood Leaders' Assets

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June 15, 2014 AT 5:09 AM
Judicial and security sources told Reuters on Sunday that Egyptian security forces have seized supermarket chains owned by two leading figures of the Muslim Brotherhood, as part of the government's crackdown against the banned organization. On the orders of a committee charged with identifying Brotherhood assets, the security forces have seized the Zad chain of supermarkets, owned by Khairat el-Shater, as well as the Seoudi chain of Abdulrahman el-Seoudi. The Egyptian government has launched a broad crackdown against the Brotherhood, which was banned last year after the army toppled Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, following mass protests against his rule.