Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood spokesman in crackdown

CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt's army-backed authorities arrested the spokesman of the Muslim Brotherhood on Tuesday, the latest member of the Islamist organisation to be jailed since a July 3 coup, security sources said.

An arrest warrant had been issued for Mr Gehad al-Haddad, who was active on social networks, as part of a crackdown that followed the military's overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, the sources told AFP.