Islamists Abu-Ismail, Badie banned from travel

El-Sayed Gamaledine, Thursday 4 Jul 2013

Recently reinstated Mubarak-era prosecutor general adds new names to travel ban targeting leading Islamist figures

Abu Ismail and Badie
Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, Salafist leader and The Muslim Brotherhood General Guide Mohammed Badie

Prosecutor General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud imposed on Thursday travel bans on several Islamist figures, including former Salafist presidential hopeful Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail. The Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, was also banned from leaving the country.

Travel bans were also imposed on the Muslim Brotherhood's second-man Khairat El-Shater, leading figures of the ultra-conservative Al-Gamaa Al-Islamyia Tarek El-Zomor and Assem Abdel-Maged, Freedom and Justice Party head Saad El-Katatni, and Brotherhood leaders Essam El-Erian, Hamdy Hassan, Abdel Monem Abdel Maksoud, and Saad El-Husseini.  Pro-Brotherhood preacher Sawfat Hegazy, moderate Islamist Wasat Party head Aboul-Ela Madi, and pro-Brotherhood TV presenter Nour El-Din Haafez also received bans, among others.

Former president Mohamed Morsi, along with the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed El-Beltagy, Sobhy Saleh, Mahdy Akef, Mohamed El-Omda and Wasat Party's Essam Sultan were earlier announced to have been banned from leaving the country.

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