20 Sufis arrested in Assiut

Assiut–State Security forces arrested 20 members of the Al-Ahmadiya Sufi order while the latter were meeting at the home of a colleague in the village of Derenka.

Among those arrested were seven members of the ruling National Democratic Party. All were taken to Assiut State Security headquarters.

Police sources said that State Security was pursuing extensive investigations of the political inclinations of certain Sufi orders.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.

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