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UAE journalist puts up $143,000 reward for top Muslim Brotherhood leaders

Muslim Brotherhood leaders Mohammad el-Beltagy, right, Essam el-Erian, center, and Safwat Hegazy, left, are wanted in Egypt for inciting violence. (Photo courtesy: Al Ahram Gate)

An Emirati journalist offered to give one million Egyptian pounds ($143,000) for anyone who leads Egyptian security forces to arrest three senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders.

Hamad al-Mazroui made his offer in a Twitter post, saying he would offer the money to whoever discloses the whereabouts of fugitive Brotherhood leaders Mohammad el-Beltagy, Essam el-Erian and Safwat Hegazy.

He said the prize is available to all Egyptians “regardless of their religion or race.”

Mazroui previously made a phone call to an Egyptian television talk show and announced granting the Egyptian people a similar amount to congratulate them for ousting Mohammad Mursi from power.

During the phone call he also unveiled other grants made by several UAE journalists and writers.

The UAE government has recently deposited $3 billion in Egypt’s Central Bank. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE together pledged $12 billion to help the Arab world’s biggest country overcome its economic crisis following the Mursi’s ouster.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 21 August 2013 KSA 10:58 - GMT 07:58
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