Brotherhood Acting Guide Mahmud Ezzat- press photo
CAIRO – 19 December 2020: A Cairo Criminal Court has adjourned first two retrials against acting leader of the outlawed Muslim brotherhood Ezzat for the charges with storming the Egyptian eastern borders to December 27 and for spying for Hamas on December 28.
According to the prosecution, Ezzat and other members of the banned group have been charged with storming the Egyptian eastern borders, attacking security institution, plotting with Hamas and the international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood, and Hezbollah to create chaos in Egypt to bring down the authorities.
On 29 August 2020, Mahmoud Ezzat got arrested during a security raid on an apartment in Cairo after having been on the run for seven years. Despite misleading information regarding his whereabouts, security services were able to locate Ezzat, 76, who is also the head of the Brotherhood's International Organization.
Also, an Egyptian military court has postponed the retrial of Ezzat for the charges of a case publically known as the “Guidance Bureau Events” to January 4, 2021. Ezzat was sentenced to life imprisonment in absentia in 2015 for the charges of inciting violence that led to clashes that took place outside the Muslim Brotherhood’s headquarters in Mokkatam district in Cairo.