Egypt says controversial cleric al-Qaradawi still under Interpol’s red list

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The Egyptian Ministry of Interior has denied that controversial Qatar-based preacher Yousef al-Qaradawi’s name was removed from the Interpol wanted lists, confirming that his name is still listed in the international red alert issued to prosecute the convicts.

A security source in charge of the public security sector in the ministry said that based on coordination with the Interpol, the database listed is still in force and had not been canceled.


The list includes the names of al-Qaradawi and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders sentenced in cases involving violence, killings and terrorism.

The source said that he held a closed meeting at the headquarters of the Organization in France to discuss the case of the convicted Youssef Al-Qaradawi, in the light of what was raised via some media outlets.

The meeting concluded that the international bulletin issued by the Interpol in Cairo is still in force and ignoring his calls to the Human Rights Committees to cancel the list.

Iraq also pursues al-Qaradawi

The source pointed out that there is another international communiqué issued to pursue al-Qaradawi at the request of Iraq’s Interpol, accusing him of inciting the killing of former Prime Minister of Iraq Nuri Maliki, confirming that his listing is still in force.

The Egyptian authorities have made an urgent request to Interpol to clarify the truth about the removal of the name of al-Qaradawi who is sentenced to death in the case of storming prisons.

The list also includes Wagdi Ghaneim and Assem Abdel-Maged who are sentenced to death and imprisonment in cases of terrorism, violence and murder.

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