Court Rules to Remove Egyptian Footballer Aboutrika from Terror List

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Egypt’s Court of Cassation overturned a previous criminal court decision that had placed retired football legend Mohammed Aboutrika and 120 other individuals on a terrorism list linked to the Muslim Brotherhood. The overturned list also includes other prominent figures, including Al-Wasat Party head and former Brotherhood member Abou Elela Mady, the sons of the late Islamic preacher Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, former parliamentarian Essam Sultan, and former Cairo University Political Science professor Pakinam El-Sharqawi. Mady, who was placed on the list in 2017, explained in an interview with Mada Masr on 18 May that the inclusion entailed a travel ban, withdrawal of his passport, seizure of assets, and a ban from running for public office. Aboutrika and 1,528 individuals had been added to the same terror list as Mady in 2017 in a case linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, which Egypt designated a terrorist organisation in 2013 following the ouster of Mohamed Morsi as President of Egypt. The country’s Court of Cassation first overturned several names on the list in July 2018, but a separate case soon after saw another criminal court order the same individuals onto a terrorism list for five…

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