Cairo court places five Muslim Brotherhood figures on terrorism list for 5 years

Ahram Online , Sunday 12 Feb 2023

A Cairo criminal court put five Muslim Brotherhood figures on the state’s terror list for a five-year period, Egypt’s official gazette revealed on Sunday.

Wagdy Ghoneim
File Photo: Wagdy Ghoneim. Al-Ahram


According to the court's ruling, five fugitive members of the MB have been placed on the terror list for five years. The five members are  prominent MB preacher Wagdy Ghoneim and MB youth figures Abdel-Rahman Ezz and Ahmed El-Mogheir as well as Reda El-Sawy and Hany Sayid.

Courts in Egypt have already given rulings in absentia -- including a death sentence in 2017 -- against Wagdy Ghoneim for inciting hatred and encouraging the murdering of policemen.

Egypt demanded Interpol to arrest him along with other MB figures, including MB youth figure Ahmed El-Mogheir, in 2017.

Ghoneim had residences in both Qatar and Turkey for years, but it is unclear where he resides currently.

He has faced several lawsuits and trials in Egypt since 2012 over statements considered offensive to women and Christians.

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