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Egyptian Court Upholds Sentence for Listing 56 Muslim Brotherhood Members on Terrorists List

Egyptian Court Upholds Sentence for Listing 56 Muslim Brotherhood Members on Terrorists List

Friday, 3 June, 2022 - 06:30
A previous trial for suspects in the case. (AFP)

Egypt's Court of Cassation upheld the sentence to list 56 persons on the terrorism list and to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist entity.


The initial sentence was issued by the Cairo Criminal Court.


According to the investigations by Egypt’s Public Prosecution, the listed Muslim Brotherhood leaders put a plan to provide financial support to the group through exploiting their personal credit in the Egyptian banks and part of the profits of the group-affiliated economic entities.


This financial support would go to fund violent acts against the state’s institutions, blockade of main roads, and disruption of transportation.


Financing also covers the group’s media activity against the state through spreading rumors and false statements to cause a rift between the citizens and the State.


The goal is to cause chaos in order to oust the ruling regime.


Investigations showed that the defendants possessed at their places of residence and companies amounts of money, regulatory papers, and laptops that contained the organization’s plots.


They demanded listing 56 defendants on the terrorists list and designating the Muslim Brotherhood on the terrorist entities list.


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