Egypt police arrest ex-presidential candidate Abul Fotouh: officials

Cairo (AFP) – Egyptian police arrested on Wednesday a leading government critic and party leader Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh along with five of his aides, security officials said.

The reason for the arrest of Abul Fotouh, a candidate in the 2012 presidential election, was not immediately clear.

It comes after the arrest of a party deputy leader and a call by Abul Fotouh and several other politicians for a boycott of next month’s election.