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Egypt Designates 31 Muslim Brotherhood Members as Terrorist

Egypt Designates 31 Muslim Brotherhood Members as Terrorist

Saturday, 4 September, 2021 - 04:45
A view of the Nile River flowing through Cairo, Egypt. (Getty Images)

An Egyptian court on Friday added 31 members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood to terrorist lists for a period of five years.

Among them is Aisha Shater, daughter of the group’s deputy leader Khairat al-Shater.

She is facing charges of joining a terrorist group that was formed in violation of the law and of incitement against the state.

All 31 members were charged with corroborating in 2018 with a terrorist group in achieving its goals, receiving funding for terrorist purposes and taking part in a criminal conspiracy with the aim of committing a terrorist crime.

Egypt banned the Brotherhood in 2014, designating it as a terrorist organization.

It has been accused of involvement in violent acts that took place after the ouster of president Mohammed Morsi – a member of the group – in 2013.

Hundreds of its leaders and supporters, including its supreme guide Mohammed Badie, are on trial on charges largely related to incitement to violence. Several verdicts, including death sentences, have been issued against the suspects.

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