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Egypt adds 187 names to terror lists

Anti-military protesters covering themselves as police forces intervene in a protest by Muslim brotherhood supporters, an Islamist group declared a "terrorist group" by the Egyptian government in 23 July 2013, in Alf Maskan district of Cairo, Egypt [Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency]

Egypt has added the names of 187 persons to its terror list over their alleged membership to the Hasm movement, a group that was founded in 2016 and has claimed responsibility for several attacks on security personnel.

The decision was issued by a Cairo criminal court in a case that began in 2017, and it was published in the official gazette.

The court has designated the movement a terrorist organisation and ordered that 187 defendants be added to the country’s terror list.

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Accordingly, the defendants will face an asset freeze and they will be banned from traveling and from holding public office.

The Hasm movement is opposed to the 2013 military coup that was led by incumbent President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and resulted in the ouster of Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected president.

It has claimed responsibility for assassinations, assassination attempts and militant attacks that took place in Egypt.

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