Egypt names 350 to terror blacklist

Egypt puts the names of more than 350 people, including prominent Muslim Brotherhood figures, on its terrorism list.

Ben Ariel,

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Egypt has put the names of more than 350 people, including prominent Muslim Brotherhood figures, on its terrorism list, The Associated Press reported Wednesday.

The designation, announced over two days this week in the government's official Gazette, bans those on the list from travel, puts them on a watch list and grants authorities the right to freeze their assets.

Egyptian authorities have launched a crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters since the ouster in 2013 of former President Mohammed Morsi.

As part of the crackdown, thousands of Brotherhood supporters have been jailed and the group was blacklisted as a terrorist organization.

The latest decision, subject to appeal within 60 days of publication in the Gazette, includes Muslim Brotherhood financier Hassan Malik, according to AP.

Earlier this year, Egypt put some 1,500 others on the list, including Morsi and prominent soccer midfielder Mohammed Abu Trika.

In May, an Egyptian court sentenced the Muslim Brotherhood's supreme guide, Mohammed Badie, to life in prison for "planning violent attacks".

Badie was part of a group of 37 people accused of conspiring to stir unrest during protests that followed the July 2013 military-led ouster of Morsi.

Badie has in the past called for a jihad (holy war) to liberate Jerusalem from Israeli rule. A video released by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) showed him telling the court that his movement was not against Egypt but only against the Jews.








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