Egypt frees Brotherhood member
Ezzat, the secretary-general of the Islamist movement's Guidance Office, was detained on 22 May as part of a crackdown on the Brotherhood a few days before a referendum on a constitutional amendment introducing presidential elections with more than one candidate.
He was released late on Saturday, said an official in Cairo on Sunday.
The Brotherhood, which is Egypt's largest opposition group but which the government refuses to recognise, had called for a boycott of the referendum because of the conditions limiting independent presidential candidates. Read more