Top Muslim Brotherhood members in Egypt’s terror list

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Egypt has circulated a list of more than 350 people, including prominent Muslim Brotherhood figures, who have been added on its terrorism list.

Egypt’s state gazette on Wednesday published the names of 296 individuals who have been added to the state's terror list by court order, including two leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

On 24 July, a Cairo criminal court ruled that the 296 people be added to the national terrorist list for three years, as they had all been found guilty of engaging in attacks or planning attacks on the state’s institutions and security forces.

Included in the judgment is Mahmoud Ezzat, the Muslim Brotherhood's deputy Supreme Guide, who fled Egypt in 2013 after a crackdown on the group. Ezzat has been found guilty of planning terror attacks in Egypt while abroad.

The list also includes Ibrahim Mounir, the Brotherhood's secretary-general in London, who was likewise found guilty of planning attacks in Egypt from abroad and the groups leading financier Hassan Malik.

The list is the latest one following a crackdown on the followers of Mohammad Morsi and his outlawed Muslim Brotherhood party which was declared a terrorist group by the military-backed government. Morsi, the first democratically-elected president in Egypt’s history who came to power following the 2011 revolution, was ousted just a year into office in July 2013. Former army chief and current President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi led the coup that removed Morsi from power.

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