Airport security received orders Wednesday from the military to ban various Muslim Brotherhood leaders from leaving the country, the Arabic daily Al-Masry Al-Youm reported, quoting security sources.
The reports came amid conflicting news that President Mohamed Morsi is under house arrest and residing in one of the Defense Ministry facilities, news that was denied by a presidential spokesperson according to the BBC.
The list of Brotherhood leaders include the president, the Brotherhood`s Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and his deputy and chief financier Khairat al-Shater, the president`s political advisor Pakinam al-Sharqawy as well as 270 leading figures.
The list includes leaders of the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party including Essam al-Erian and Mohamed al-Beltagi, Islamist preacher Safwat Hegazy, head of Al-Wasat Party Abul Ela Mady and his deputy Essam Sultan, as well as independent parliamentarian Mohamed al-Omda.
The news reports say that the lists were not issued by the prosecutor general office, but through a direct order from the military.
[This article originally appeared on Mada Masr]