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UAE journalist offers bounty on Islamist leaders

Wednesday - 8/21/2013, 6:40am  ET

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- An Emirati journalist and prominent blogger has announced a 1 million Egyptian pound ($143,000) bounty for information leading to the capture of Muslim Brotherhood leaders sought by Egyptian authorities.

Hamad Al Mazroui posted the bounty on his twitter account late Monday, seeking help from anyone "regardless of nationality or religion" who had information regarding the whereabouts of Essam el-Erian, Safwat Hegazy, and Mohammed el-Beltagy.

The three are wanted by Egyptian authorities for allegedly inciting violence during an attack on the Brotherhood's political party headquarters in Cairo on June 30. The group's top leader, Mohammed Badie, and hundreds of other leaders and supporters have been arrested in a crackdown this past week.

Al Mazroui also said on his twitter feed that the reward would be coordinated with the Egyptian Interior Ministry.


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