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Justice Ministry asks Qatar to arrest Egyptian Islamist figure

Egypt requests Qatar to hand in Assem Abdel-Maged, the Islamist leader who fled Egypt following the overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi

Ahram Online , Tuesday 31 Dec 2013
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File photo: Assem Abdel-Maged, a leading figure of the ultra-conservative Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya, during a press conference held by the Islamist group to unveil its political party (Photo: Sherif Tarek).
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Egypt's Justice Ministry sent a request to Qatari authorities to arrest Egyptian Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya leader Assem Abdel-Maged, who fled the country following the ouster of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

A Justice Ministry source told Ahram Online that the request included references to an extradition treaty signed by Egypt and Qatar requiring the Gulf state to apprehend Abdel-Maged, as he stands charged by Egyptian authorities -- along with dozens of top Muslim Brotherhood leaders -- with inciting violence following the forced police dispersal of two large pro-Morsi protest camps.

Notorious for regularly delivering heated speeches at the protest camps, during which he overtly threatened the masses of anti-Morsi protesters who'd taken to the streets, Abdel-Maged was a popular and inspirational figure among supporters of the Islamist president.

Making an appearance in Qatar, Abdel-Maged warned in December that the "coup" ruling Egypt will fail.

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Fatimah
31-12-2013 05:43pm
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Egypt tries to shut down Al Jazeera (sponsored by Qatar) and they expect for Qatar to do favors for the current rulers of Egypt. Guess what, it is not going to happen.
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Allen
01-01-2014 02:35am
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IF THEY DON'T
Then its proof Qatar is a nation that harbours TERRORISTS.
Albert
31-12-2013 11:38pm
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unintended consequences
Some years ago Bush was about to ordre a bombing run on Aljazeera in Quatar. Beware unintended consequences.
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