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Egypt’s Brotherhood TV, other Islamist channels taken off air

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The television station of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and three other channels linked to Islamist groups backing ousted President Mohammad Mursi was taken off air immediately after a military decision to remove Mursi from power.

The managers of the Brotherhood’s channel 25 were arrested hours after Islamist, state news agency MENA reported. Salafist channels al-Nass, al-Hifaz, al-Amjaad were also shut down.

The Egypt25 channel had been broadcasting live coverage of rallies by tens of thousands of pro-Mursi demonstrators in Cairo and around the country, with speeches by leading Brotherhood politicians denouncing the military intervention to oust the elected president.

(With Reuters)