UAE cracks down on cell tied to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

The UAE has arrested more than 10 people, including three Egyptian doctors, for being part of a "secret" group linked to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, that was allegedly discussing ways to "overthrow regimes in the Arab states".

The activities of those arrested were being monitored by the security agencies for several years, according to a report in Al Khaleej newspaper.

The Sharjah-based paper quoted an "authorised source" as saying security agencies believed the men had formed their own network in the UAE and were carrying out organised activities "on state land", holding secret meetings in various "administrative offices" and recruiting UAE-based Egyptians to their organisation.

The UAE cell organised lectures about elections and ways to change Arab regimes, and had close links with banned Al Islah Society, whose members are currently in detention on charges of "jeopardising national security".

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