Interpol issues alert for Qaradawi sought in Egypt

The announcement of Interpol's so-called "red alert" said Al-Qaradawi is wanted by Egyptian judicial authorities for prosecution

Interpol issues alert for Qaradawi sought in Egypt

World Bulletin/News Desk

International police agency Interpol issued an internationally wanted persons alert for Muslim scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, upon Egypt coup regime's request.

The announcement of Interpol's so-called "red alert" said Al-Qaradawi is wanted by Egyptian judicial authorities for prosecution on charges of "incitement and assistance to commit intentional murder, helping the prisoners to escape, arson, vandalism and theft."

The Egyptian-born cleric, who has close links to the Muslim Brotherhood and whose religious shows on Al Jazeera television were watched by millions, has been critical of Egypt's military-backed government, accusing Sisi of betrayal for ousting President Mohamed Mursi.

Qaradawi faces 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.

Last Mod: 06 Aralık 2014, 14:55
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