Ola al-Qaradawi may face death or life sentence



Fri, 28 Jul 2017 - 07:38 GMT


Fri, 28 Jul 2017 - 07:38 GMT

Yousif al-Qaradwi - Reuters

Yousif al-Qaradwi - Reuters

CAIRO – 28 July 2017: State Security Prosecution accuses Qaradawi’s daughter of 10 charges including of joining an illegal group and others.

Ola al-Qaradawi, the daughter of Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi; was enlisted on terrorism list, she and her husband face accusations of joining an illegal group, amongst other charges that may lead to either life or death sentence.

Charges against Qaradawi’s daughter:

*Joining a terrorist organization.

*Leading an illegal group.

*Supporting the terrorist group with foreign funding.

*Financing and supporting terrorism in Egypt.

*Attempt to breakdown Egypt.

*Inciting violence against police, army and judiciary.

*Creating chaos and inciting demonstrations.

*Targeting public establishments and jeopardizing the society’s safety.

*Helping to buy weapons explosive materials for terrorist operations.

According the Egyptian Penal Code of countering terrorism for the mentioned crimes, Ola’s charges punishment will range from death sentence and life imprisonment.

On July 3, the State Security Prosecution on Sunday ordered the detention of the daughter of Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi and her husband, Hossam Khalaf, a leading member in the Wassat Party for 15 days pending investigations into joining an illegal group.

Qaradawi is a controversial figure in the Arab world, and is accused by many of his opponents of spreading hate and intolerance through his fatwas (religious edict).

Arab and Gulf countries, mainly Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain, severed their ties with Qatar over accusations of supporting terrorist groups.

The four countries have also sent Doha a list of 13 demands which must be met by Monday in order to end the standoff.

They also labeled 59 individuals, including Qaradawi, and 12 organizations, with ties with Qatar, as terrorists, and had closed their airspace and maritime navigation for Qatari vessels early June.



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