Egypt arrests daughter, son-in-law of Islamist leader

Youssef Al-Qaradawi, Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader. (AFP)
Updated 03 July 2017

Egypt arrests daughter, son-in-law of Islamist leader

CAIRO: Egyptian security forces have arrested the daughter and son-in-law of the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader, who is in exile in Qatar.
A statement from the prosecutor says Youssef Al-Qaradawi’s daughter Ola and her husband, Hossam Khalaf, were arrested in a Mediterranean coastal resort on Sunday over allegations of membership in a terrorist organization. On Monday, they were ordered detained for 15 days pending investigation.
Egypt branded the Brotherhood a terrorist organization after the 2013 ouster of President Muhammad Mursi, a member of the group. Thousands of Brotherhood members have been killed and arrested since in a sweeping crackdown.
Al-Qaradawi was sentenced to death in absentia. He is on a sanctions list by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain — four Arab nations involved in a dispute with Qatar.


Egypt sanitizes prisons to curb spread of coronavirus

Updated 6 min 23 sec ago

Egypt sanitizes prisons to curb spread of coronavirus

  • No cases have been reported inside Egyptian prisons so far
  • The measure inccluded sterilizing different areas within the country’s prisons

DUBAI: The Egyptian Ministry of Interior said it has ordered sterilization procedures for all prison facilities in the country to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as reported by local daily Egypt Today.

The move follows an earlier suspension of prison visits nationwide to ensure the safety of inmates. No cases have been reported inside Egyptian prisons so far.

The sanitation procedures, according to a statement by the ministry, were carried out by preventive medicine teams, and included sterilizing different areas within the country’s prisons – corridors, visit spots, jail cells, kitchens among others.

“These precautionary and preventive measures implemented by the Ministry of Interior inside prisons are part of the integrated plan followed to ensure the safety of inmates and the workers,” the ministry said.