CAIRO - Egyptian authorities on Wednesday detained senior Muslim Brotherhood figure Essam al-Erian, one of the last few leaders of the Islamist movement to have escaped a security crackdown, the interior ministry said.

Essam el-Erian, deputy head of the Freedom and Justice Party, speaks during Egypt's Shura Council meeting in Cairo May 25, 2013. Egypt's highest court ruled on Saturday that parts of a revised election law setting out terms for a parliamentary election were unconstitutional, casting fresh doubt over a poll that has already been delayed. The Shura Council has approved, Saturday, the referral of the contentious amendment proposal of the judicial authority law to the body's legislative committee for detailed review. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)
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