Former acting Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mahmoud Ezzat and former Islamist presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh were sentenced to 15 years in prison Sunday among several others over “harming national interests.”
According to the prosecution, Ezzat and other members of the banned group have been charged with storming the Egyptian eastern borders, attacking security institutions, 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.
Ezzat was sentenced to life imprisonment in absentia in 2015 for the charges of inciting violence that led to clashes took place outside the Muslim Brotherhood’s headquarters in Mokkatam district in Cairo.
Cuper chose Mahmoud Ezzat on August 23 to replace Egypt’s injured defender Ali Gabr.
Muslim Brotherhood leader Amir Bassam noted that the MB leaders exploited the organization’s funds in travelling and staying at five-star hotels.
In the framework of an internal initiative for ideological revision launched by the Muslim Brotherhood’s younger generation, the Youth Front led by Mohamed Kamal announced Saturday the second part of its assessment for the Brotherhood’s behavior and insti