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UK: Muslim Brotherhood members can claim asylum from Egypt
Egyptian members of the Muslim Brotherhood may be able to seek asylum in the UK, according to new guidance from British immigration authorities.
But the move could anger London's allies in the Middle East – including Egypt and Saudi Arabia - which have declared the Brotherhood a "terrorist" organisation.
The Home Office guidance, entitled "Country Information and Guidance Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood", states that high profile or politically active members, especially those attending protests "may be able to show that they are at risk of persecution, including of being held in detention, where they may be at risk of ill-treatment, trial also without due process and disproportionate punishment."
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