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161 outlawed MB members put on terrorist list

Sun, Dec. 10, 2017
CAIRO – 10 December 2017: The Egyptian Criminal Court put 161 Muslim Brotherhood (MB) members including 21 women on the terrorist watch list on Sunday; the decision falls under Petition No. 5 of 2017, on terrorist entities, case No. 653 of 2014, State Security.

The decision, valid for three years, classifies the MB as a terrorist group.

According to the memorandum from October 16 the decision of the Supreme State Security Prosecution says, since January 30, 2013, that the MB has caused chaos, prevented state institutions from practicing their activities, destabilized the state, harmed national unity and social peace, attacked armed and security forces and sought to overthrow Egypt’s government.

The Official Gazette on Sunday published the Cairo Criminal Court decision from June 5 putting former President Mohammed Morsi, former Al-Ahli Club footballer Abu Treika and 1,500 outlawed MB members and affiliates on the terrorist watch lists.

The decision in Petition No. 5 of 2017, on terrorist entities, case No. 653 of 2014, State Security, includes businessman Safwan Thabet, prominent MB members Mohamed el-Beltagy, Ashraf Thabet, Ashraf Badr, sons of Khairat el-Shater and Mahdy Akef, former MB guide.
 
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