Egyptian police arrested senior Muslim Brotherhood politician Mohamed al-Beltagi and a former Islamist government minister on Thursday, the interior ministry said.
Beltagy, a former member of parliament and head of the Brotherhood\’s Freedom and Justice Party, was arrested in Giza governorate, just outside of the Egyptian capital, state television reported on Thursday.
Beltagy was wanted on accusations that he incited violence and has been hunted by authorities for nearly three weeks.
Most of the Brotherhood\’s top leadership has been arrested in the nearly two months since Morsi\’s ouster.
The group\’s general guide, Mohamed el-Badie, was arrested earlier this month. He is facing criminal charges for inciting violence, as is his deputy, Rashad al-Bayoumi; the group\’s top strategist, Khairat al-Shater; and several other senior officials.
Morsi himself has been held nearly incommunicado since he was forced from office.
The interim government has said that the Brotherhood is as a terrorist organisation.
More than 60 other members of the organisation have been detained over the past few days, including relatives of senior leaders.