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Egypt court includes late Sheikh Qaradawi on terror list despite his death

October 18, 2022 at 8:23 am

Qatar’s Egyption-born cleric Sheikh Yussuf al-Qaradawi on 26 March 2007 [FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty Images]

The Cairo Criminal Court has placed the late scholar and former head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, who passed away on 26 September, on the country’s terror list for a period of three years.

The official Gazette published the court’s decision yesterday, which included the names of 277 Muslim Brotherhood member

The list included Mahmoud Ezzat, the former acting general guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Gamal Heshmat, son of Muslim Brotherhood leader Gamal Heshmat, Ibrahim Munir Ahmed Mustafa, deputy guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, and Ola Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, the late sheikh’s daughter.

In 2015, an Egyptian court sentenced Al-Qaradawi to death in absentia along with other Muslim Brotherhood members, in the case related to the 2011 prison break-in.

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