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A Muslim Brotherhood leader convicted “in absentia” of terrorism in Egypt

Mahmud Ezzat, one of the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, was arrested this Friday on the outskirts of Cairo, capital of Egypt, after being sentenced to the death penalty for a series of absentee attacks on terrorists.

Ezzat, “number two” of the former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie – now in prison – had become the head of the Islamist organization.

Interior ministry sources told the Egyptian state television broadcaster ERTU that the man was hiding in an apartment in the Fifth Settlement district of Cairo.

A Muslim Brotherhood leader convicted “in absentia” of terrorism in Egypt
A Muslim Brotherhood leader convicted “in absentia” of terrorism in Egypt

Ezzat, 76, would have created an armed wing of the Islamist group responsible for overseeing a number of attacks in Egypt, including the 2015 car bomb murder of Attorney General Hesham Barakat.

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