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Egypt .. The Court of Cassation supports the inclusion of Aboul Fotouh, Alaa Abdel-Fattah and members of the Muslim Brotherhood in the lists of terrorism

Egyptian media said that the Court of Cassation rejected the appeals submitted by the head of the Strong Egypt Party, Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, his deputy, Muhammad al-Qassas, and activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah, and supported the decision to include them in the lists of terrorist entities.

On November 23, 2020, the Official Gazette published the Cairo Criminal Court ruling to include the three, along with a number of members of the Muslim Brotherhood and others, in the lists of terrorist entities for a period of 5 years, starting from the date of issuing the ruling on November 19 of last year.

The ruling of the Court of Cassation – which is not subject to appeal – comes days before the start of the trial of Aboul Fotouh and his deputy before the Emergency State Security Criminal Court, after about 4 years of pretrial detention.

The court decided to hold a session on November 24 to start their trial on several charges, including “leading a terrorist group for the first, and joining it for the second,” according to what the website reported.Mada MasrAbout Khaled Ali Law Firm earlier.

As for activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah, he is still in pretrial detention, and the prosecution referred him again to an exceptional court last month.

Abdel-Fattah was arrested in 2013 and sentenced to 5 years in prison for participating in an illegal demonstration. He was released in 2019 but was re-arrested a few months later and has been in pretrial detention since then.

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Reference-www.aljazeera.net

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