Egyptian authorities have added several leaders of the extremist group “al-Jama’a al-Islamiyya” along with 164 of its members to the country’s designated terror lists.
Cairo Criminal Court, headed by Counselor Mohamed Fahmi, ruled to include 164 members of the extremist group known in English as “The Islamic Group” on the terror list, including Mohammed Showqi al-Islambouli, brother of Khalid al- Islambouli, the assassin of the late Egyptian president Anwar Sadat, as well as Tariq al-Zomor and Assem Abdel Majid for five years.
The court said that the decision came after the disclosure of attempts by the leaders of the group to revive its terror activities, incitement against the state, recruitment of fighters from the governorates of impoverished Upper Egypt and its association with foreign parties.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a law to list terrorist entities and terrorists, whereas article 2 in the law allows the public prosecution to prepare the lists and issue rulings in these cases.
According to the law, the criminal court rulings would result in the freezing of assets owned by those members who would be banned from travel and issuance of travel documents as well as prohibiting them from any public jobs.