Egyptian court sentences Mufti of Al-Qaeda affiliate 'Al-Nusra Front' to life in prison

Ahram Online , El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Sunday 23 Jan 2022

A Cairo emergency state security court sentenced on Sunday Madin Ibrahim Hassenein, who is commonly known as “Nusra Front” Mufti, to life in prison for joining Al-Qaeda-affiliated “Al-Nusra Front” and “Jund Al-Aqsa” movements in Syria and receiving military trainings to carry out terrorist attacks.

the High Court of Justice

The court also ordered names of Madin Ibrahim Hassenein and his affiliated group, Al-Nursa Front, to be included in the country’s terrorism organizations list.

Egypt’s Prosecution accuse the defendant of joining a terrorist organization abroad that uses terrorism and military exercises as means to achieve its goals.

The prosecution also accused Hassenein of promoting terrorist crimes indirectly through two WhatsApp applications named “Ifta, Questions and Fatwas” where he spread Takfiri thoughts and beliefs, calling for the use of violence against the state servants as well as recruiting for Al-Nusra Front and Jund Al-Aqsa terrorist groups (Soldiers of Al-Aqsa in Arabic).

Hassenein was arrested by Sudanese authorities in November 2018 by a request from Egyptian authorities. He was extradited to Cairo in September 2019.

Hassenein was already sentenced in absentia to 15 years in prison along with 16 others for inciting murder of police personnel and against the state in Sharqia governorate in 2013.

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