Court enlists Hassan Malek's brother on terror list



Thu, 03 Jan 2019 - 08:17 GMT


Thu, 03 Jan 2019 - 08:17 GMT

Muslim Brotherhood’s businessman Hassan Malek - File photo

Muslim Brotherhood’s businessman Hassan Malek - File photo

CAIRO - 3 January 2019: South Cairo Criminal court enlisted Ezzel-Din Malek,the Muslim Brotherhood- affiliated businessman Hassan Malek's brother on the terror list.

This decision is based upon the memo of the High State Security Prosecution that included the legal reasons to enlist him on the terrorist entities list as per Article number 8 of the year 2015.

These are the reasons of enlisting Malek on the terror list:

• Joining a terrorist group.

• Planning to depress economy and financing terrorism.

• Holding meetings abroad to enhance the role of the terrorist organization in Egypt to achieve its terror goals.

• Following manipulating rules to traffic dollars.

• Financing terror activities.

• Crippling the Constitution and law.

• Undermining individual freedom, national unity and social peace.

• Trying to change the ruling system by force.

In the same vein, Egypt's Court of Cassation upheld a court ruling enlisting the defendants of the Sinai insurgency case on the list of terrorist entities.The court rejected the defendants' appeal and upheld the ruling enlisting 319 defendants on the terror list.

Previously, a total of 164 people, including high-profile Islamists Tarik al-Zomor, Assem Abdel Maged and Mohamed Shawki al-Islambolli, were added to Egypt’s terror list by Cairo Criminal Court, according to the Official Gazette.

They were mainly charged with attempting to revive the Islamic Group, a dangerous terrorist organization that was most active from the 1970s until the 1990s.

Also, they were charged with arming young men in Upper Egypt, once the stronghold of the Islamic Group, inciting violence against the state, and establishing relations with foreign elements.

On September 23, Egypt’s Court of Cassation upheld a court ruling putting prominent Muslim Brotherhood leader and businessman Hassan Malek and 55 other MB members on the list of terrorist entities.

On August 30, Cairo Criminal Court put the MB members on the terrorist list over accusations of damaging the Egyptian economy by smuggling foreign currencies and financially supporting terrorist groups.

In 2015, the attorney general referred Malek and other defendants to the Emergency Court after he was arrested by security forces. Several members of Malek’s family were also added to the terror list endorsed by Cairo Criminal Court in December 2017.
Names added to the terror list are revised every five years.



Leave a Comment

Be Social