Egypt has officially designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a “terrorist organization” after the declaration was published in the country’s official gazette over the weekend.
On April 14, a Cairo criminal court ruled that the Muslim Brotherhood – along with 215 individuals – should be included on the country’s list of “terrorists” for a three-year period.
“We plan to appeal the decision at a higher court,” Abdel-Moneim Abdel-Maqsoud, the head of the brotherhood’s legal defense team, told Anadolu Agency.
The Egyptian government first designated the brotherhood as terrorist organization in December 2013, six months after Mohamed Morsi – the country’s first democratically elected president and a brotherhood leader – was ousted and imprisoned in a military coup.
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