Last Update 21:27
Monday, 22 July 2019

Salafist leader Borhami to sue security officials over inclusion on airport watchlist

Lawyer of Salafist preacher says client will file a complaint Saturday against officials responsible for his inclusion on an airport watchlist that led to temporary detention

Ahram Online , Saturday 1 Jun 2013
Yasser Borhami
Salafist preacher Yasser Borhami (Photo: Reuters)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 577
Share/Bookmark
Views: 577

Prominent Salafist preacher Yasser Borhami plans to file a complaint against a number of security officials after he discovered his inclusion on Egypt's airport watchlist, causing him to be briefly held at Alexandria's Burg Al-Arab International Airport Thursday 

According to his lawyer, Mohamed Khattab, Borhami will head to the public prosecutor early Saturday to file a complaint against Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim, the head of the National Security authority, Burg Al-Arab's airport authorities and officials responsible for adding names on the watchlist.

"What happened is considered to be a violation of his (Borhami's) personal freedom, given that he is one of society's leading figures, a member of the Constituent Assembly that drafted the constitution, and deputy head of the Salafist Calling," said a statement issued by Borhami's lawyer Friday night.

Earlier on Friday, head of El-Nour Party Younes Makhioun issued a statement condemning the incident, saying that "either the presidency reveals who added Borhami's name to the watchlist or we'll assume that the presidency itself was responsible."

Borhami's Salafist Calling spawned El-Nour Party in the wake of Egypt's 2011 popular uprising. In Egypt's first post-revolution parliamentary elections, El-Nour — Egypt's largest Salafist party — won roughly one quarter of the seats in the lower house (since dissolved).

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.