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Egypt arrests Al-Jazeera TV's 4-member crew

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Cairo: Egypt’s Interior Ministry said security forces have arrested journalists working for the Qatari-based Al-Jazeera network over alleged links to the Muslim Brotherhood, the leading Islamist group that was last week branded as a “terrorist” organization.

The network said on Monday that four of its Cairo team correspondent Peter Greste, producers Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, and cameraman Mohamed Fawzy are in custody since Sunday night.

Al-Jazeera said it’s demanding their immediate release.

The ministry said only two Al-Jazeera staff were arrested, an Australian journalist and a second person, a Brotherhood member. It said they were meeting at a five-star Cairo hotel that is used to “spread rumours harming national security.”

Egypt’s military-backed government has long accused Al-Jazeera of bias because Qatar is perceived to have supported the Brotherhood.

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