Court upholds decision to put 22 people on terror list

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Sat, 27 Apr 2019 - 11:19 GMT

FILE: Egypt's Cassation court

FILE: Egypt's Cassation court

CAIRO - 27 April 2019: The Court of Cassation upheld Saturday a ruling adding 20 persons to terror lists, turning down an appeal against the ruling.

Earlier, the official gazette published a ruling by the Cairo Criminal Court branding 20 persons, including four women, terrorists in the case no. 444/2018.

The listing is to remain in force for five years, in line with article 7 of law no.8/2015.

In March 2019, the Egyptian Court of Cassation upheld a decision to put 145 people, including staunch Muslim Brotherhood supporters, on the country’s “terrorism list”.

The list includes senior Brotherhood figures, many of whom fled Egypt following the ouster of president Mohamed Morsi in 2013 following a popular uprising.

The Brotherhood was designated a “terrorist organization” months after Morsi’s overthrow.

Turkey-based TV hosts Moataz Matar and Mohamed Nasser, who both work for pro-Muslim Brotherhood channels, are among those on the list.

Matar has recently been in the crosshairs of the state after initiating online calls for protests against President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

Hundreds have been added to Egypt’s terrorism list in recent years including Morsi himself.

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