Egypt's Brotherhood says leaders to quit Qatar haven

Mahmud Hussein, pictured in Cairo in March 2013, is among Muslim Brotherhood leaders believed to be moving out of Qatar, possibly to TurkeyLeaders of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood exiled in Qatar will leave the Gulf country after it came under enormous pressure to cut support for the Islamist group, a Brotherhood official said. Amr Darrag, a leader of the Brotherhood’s political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party, said several members were relocating to “spare Qatar embarrassment”, in a statement posted on his Facebook page late Friday. Two Brotherhood officials in Qatar reached by AFP confirmed Darrag’s statement. Egypt designated the Brotherhood a “terrorist organisation” after the military ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

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