Egypt adds Muslim Brotherhood party leader Abul Fotouh to terror list

Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh speaks during an interview with AFP at his office in Cairo on May 25, 2011. (AFP)

The Criminal Court of South Cairo added on Tuesday Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh, head of “Powerful Egypt” party and the former Muslim Brotherhood member and presidential candidate along with 15 others to the terror list based on a memorandum submitted by the Attorney General.

Attorney General Nabil Sadiq received a communication from lawyer Samir Sabri demanding that Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh and party members  be added to the terror list.

Sabri said that the Supreme State Security Prosecution office decided to imprison Abul Fotouh for 15 days under charges that include inciting masses against the state, disrupting the constitution, plotting to overthrow the regime, threatening national security and spreading chaos, impeding state institutions from exercising their role in establishing security and political stability, calling for boycotting the presidential elections, belonging to the international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood, and contacting the fugitive Brotherhood leaders abroad to coordinate the implementation of an anarchist plan targeting the stability of the country.

Sabri said that according to Law No. 8 of 2015 on the formation of terrorist entities, all evidence against Abul Fotouh was available and therefore he must be included on the terror list.

The Egyptian authorities arrested on Wednesday evening Abul Fotouh and members of his “Powerful Egypt” party.

Huzeifa, the son of Abul Fotouh said that the authorities arrested his father and the party members Ahmed Abdel-Jawad, Ahmed Salem, Mohamed Osman, Abdel Rahman Haridi, Ahmed Imam, Tamer Gilani and all were referred to the Supreme State Security Prosecution Office.

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