CAIRO: Muslim Brotherhood member Mohamed al-Qabouti arrived in Cairo from Kuwait Saturday and was escorted to the Supreme State Security Prosecution to be investigated on charges of inciting violence, Youm7 reported.
Qabouti is wanted in a criminal case in Port Said, where five people were killed in the vicinity of a police station. It was raided on Aug. 16, 2013, two days after the dispersal of the Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins in Rabaa and Nahda Squares.
A total of 191 defendants are charged in the case, of whom 74 of them are under arrest, including the Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and secretary-general of the Freedom and Justice Party Safwat Hegazy.
Reports state that the 17 charges against the defendants include premeditated and attempted murder, stealing weapons from a police station, sabotage of public and private properties, and terrorizing citizens in the vicinity of the police station in Port Said.
Qabouti arrived in Kuwait on Oct. 16, 2013, according to Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai. Former PM Akram al-Shaer was arrested in Saudi Arabia on charges related to the same case, Youm7 reported.
Arab countries are parties to a counter-terrorism agreement that obliges them to handover wanted suspects even if they do not recognize the group as a terrorist group, Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy told Al-Hayat TV March 24.
“Terrorism does not recognize borders. Without stern countering, it will prevail,” Fahmy said.
Egypt officially labelled the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization in December 2013, and Saudi Arabia followed suit in March.