Egypt wants extradition of Islamic scholar Qaradawi

On May 26, 2015, Egyptian authorities requested Qatar to extradite Qaradawi back to Egypt.

Egypt wants extradition of Islamic scholar Qaradawi

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Egypt's said it had summoned Qatar's charge d'affaires to demand the extradition of Youssef al-Qaradawi, one of the most influential Sunni Muslim clerics in the Middle East.

Sheikh Yusuf Al- Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood chief jurist, has resided in Qatar for decades.

However on May 26, 2015 Egyptian authorities requested Qatar extradite Qaradawi back to Egypt.

Yusuf Qaradawi, followed by as many as 41 other Muslim Brotherhood officials, such as the former President of Egypt Mohammad Morsi, are awaiting the death penalty in Egypt.

Qaradawi along with the other 41 Muslim Brotherhood Organization members facing charges alongside Morsi in connection with a mass jail break during the 2011 uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak.

Once close Qatari-Egyptian ties have soured since Cairo's army last July ousted Morsi, who was strongly backed by Doha, following mass protests against his one-year rule.

Egypt then launched a wide crackdown against Muslim Brotherhood group and labeled it a terrorist group.
Some members of the Brotherhood and other opponents of the government fled to Qatar.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Mayıs 2015, 13:35