In a continuation of their confrontation with the Muslim Brotherhood, the Egyptian authorities arrested
two Muslim Sisters, Dr. Hana Badr al-Din and Sara Abdul Moneim
, during their visit to al-Qanater prison with the family of one of its prisoners. Recently, the Brotherhood’s Fund Inventory Committee has included
the names of several women with relatives among the Brotherhood’s high-ranking leadership. Since breaking up the Rabia al-Adawiya and Nahda sit-ins, the way security authorities have dealt with the women’s branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, known as the Muslim Sisterhood, has deviated from policies dating back to the Sadat era of not hassling or arresting women adopted by previous regimes.