Security sources have told the privately owned Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper that the Ministry of Interior is aware of the whereabouts of most Muslim Brotherhood leaders.
In an interview on Tuesday, Gamal Abdel Aal, head of General Authority of Cairo Investigations, said that the authority has all but confirmed information about the location of most leaders of the group, who had fled during the dispersal of the Rabea al-Adaweya sit-in on August 14.
Abdel Aal said that the large number of protesters in Rabea al-Adaweya and the area’s multiple side streets helped many leaders escape. He explained that his authority has dispatched several task forces to identify the location of Brotherhood leaders and gather relevant information about them.
Meanwhile, on his Twitter account, Emirati journalist and entrepreneur Hamad al-Mazroui said he will offer a prize of LE1 million for whoever can identify the whereabouts of Brotherhood leaders Mohamed al-Beltagy, Essam al-Erian, and Safwat Hegazy. Mazroui, whose country has been supportive of the military’s position against the Brotherhood in Egypt, said the prize will be given to anyone “regardless of their religion or race.”
In the late hours of Monday Egyptian security forces arrested Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie in a flat near Rabeaal-Adaweya. Security sources told local media that Badie and his assistant did not resist arrest. They also said that the supreme guide was sent to Tora Prison, where other Brotherhood leaders have been sent.
Brotherhood leaders vowed to continue protesting peacefully the forced dispersal of their sit-ins, the detention of their leaders, and the ouster of their affiliate, deposed President Mohamed Morsi.