CAIRO, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- A leading spokesman for Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and another two senior members of the group were arrested on Tuesday afternoon in Cairo, official news agency MENA reported.
Gehad El-Haddad, the group's main figure to contact foreign media before the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi, was detained in an apartment in the northeastern district of Nasr City. He is facing charges of inciting violence and murdering protesters.
His father Essam El-Haddad, former presidential advisor on foreign affairs, has been imprisoned incommunicado along with Morsi after he was overthrown on July 3 by the military in response to nationwide protests.
Another two Brotherhood officials, Morsi-era governor of Qalyoubia province Hossam Abu El-Bakr and Mahamoud Abu Zeid, a member of the group's executive board, were detained along with El- Haddad, state media said.
It reported that El-Haddad has been transferred to Torah prison complex located on the outskirts of Cairo, where Brotherhood top leader Mohamed Badie are currently detained.
Hundreds of leaders and members of the Islamic group have been detained on similar charges since the dispersal of the two major pro-Morsi sit-ins on Aug. 14, which claimed nearly a thousand lives.