CAIRO, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian police arrested spokesperson of the Muslim Brotherhood Ahmed Aaref in Cairo in the early hours of Thursday, official news agency MENA reported.
Aaref has been transferred under intensive security measures to Torah prison complex, where Brotherhood top leader Mohamed Badie and his first deputy Khirate Shater, as well as hardliner Islamist preacher Safwat Hegazi and the group's media advisor Morad Mohamed Ali are detained, the report said.
Aaref was arrested in his father-in-law's apartment in Cairo's northeastern district of Nasr City. The apartment is near Rabaa al- Adawiya Square, one of the two sites where supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi used to rally.
According to another MENA report, the Egyptian prosecution has ordered to detain Hegazi for 30 days (renewable) pending investigations on charges of inciting violence and killing anti- Morsi protesters.