56 Muslim Brotherhood Members were put on Terror List by Egypt court

56 Muslim Brotherhood Members were put on Terror List by Egypt court

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Police officers stand guard as defendants accused of involvement in the 2015 assassination of Egypt's top prosecutor sit in a cage in a courtroom, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, June 17, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Egyptian criminal court put 56 Muslim Brotherhood defendants on Egypt‘s terror list for three years.

The Official Gazette has published the verdict, which was issued on Tuesday, that said some of the defendants were found guilty of leading the outlawed Brotherhood, being its members, and others of providing the group with funds, or harming national economy and public security.

Furthermore, the verdict includes a travel ban, assets freeze, loss of political rights, and passport cancellation.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi issued, in February 2015, a law that suggested a list of terrorist groups and persons, known as the “terrorist entities” law.

The Muslim Brotherhood was included in the list of ‘terrorist entities’ and thousands of its supporters were imprisoned since former President Mohamed Morsi was ousted in July 2013.

Morsi, in addition to hundreds of Brotherhood leaders and supporters, as well as other militant groups.

Cairo Criminal Court also postponed on Saturday the trial of 213 defendants in the case known as “Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis” to September 9, according to local media.

The defendants are accused of committing 54 crimes, including assaulting police and military personnel and facilities, attempting to assassinate the former Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim and plotting and perpetrating explosions against security facilities in several provinces.

Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis was labelled as a terrorist organization in 2015 by Cairo’s Criminal Court following a request from the Prosecutor General.

The group has claimed responsibility of several attacks in North troubled Sinai desert.

Source: Asharq Al-Awsat

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