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Egypt places Morsi and 1,529 others on ‘terror list’

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood in jail in Cairo, Egypt [file photo]
Members of the Muslim Brotherhood in jail in Cairo, Egypt [file photo]

The Cairo Criminal Court has reordered the names of former President, Mohamed Morsi, and 1,529 other Muslim Brotherhood members to be placed on the state “terror list” for another five years, the official state Gazette reported on Monday.

A legal source who preferred not to be named said the court’s decision is based on a new law issued by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi earlier this month which allows transferring the Muslim Brotherhood funds to the state treasury and not only to freeze them.

According to the source, the court’s decision was issued “in anticipation of a final decision by the Court of Cassation on 4 July, which is expected to cancel the previous sentences to confiscate the defendants’ funds or remove their names from the terror list.”

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