Egypt: ‘Al-Nusra Mufti' sentenced to life imprisonment, put on terrorist list
An Egyptian court has sentenced Madin Ibrahim Hassenein to life in prison for joining Al-Qaeda-affiliated movements in Syria and receiving military training to carry out terrorist attacks.
A Cairo emergency state security court sentenced Sunday Madin Ibrahim Hassenein, who is commonly known as “Nusra Front” Mufti, to life in prison for joining Al-Qaeda-affiliated “Al-Nusra Front” and “Jund Al-Aqsa” movements in Syria and receiving military training to carry out terrorist attacks.
The court also sentenced to include Madin Ibrahim Hassenein and his affiliated group, Al-Nusra Front, in the country’s list of terrorist organizations and individuals.
Egypt’s Prosecution accused the defendant of joining a terrorist organization abroad that uses terrorism and military exercises as means to achieve its goals.
The prosecution also accused Hassenein of promoting terrorist crimes indirectly through two WhatsApp applications named “Ifta” and “Questions and Fatwas” where he spread Takfiri thoughts and beliefs, calling for the use of violence against the state servants, as well as recruiting for Al-Nusra Front and Jund Al-Aqsa terrorist groups.
Hassenein was arrested by Sudanese authorities in November 2018 at the request of Egyptian authorities. He was extradited to Cairo in September 2019.
Hassenein was already sentenced in absentia to 15 years in prison along with 16 others for inciting the murder of police personnel and against the state in Sharqia governorate in 2013.