Investigation opens on charges of spying against Al-Awa, El-Haddad and others

Attorney General Hisham Barakat assigned the National Security Sector of the Ministry of Interior to investigate the charges brought against a number of individuals of incitement to kill, overthrowing the regime, and spying.

The Attorney General also asked the ministry to write a report about the complaints and charges against theses personalities. Attorneys who filled official complaints said that the defendants collaborated with other countries to harm the country, incited violence against military forces and police, and influenced the judicial system.

Some of the defendants are: Gehad El-Haddad, operator of the English Twitter for Muslim Brotherhood; Selim Al-Awa, a moderate Islamist and former presidential candidate in 2011; Ayman Nour, former parliament member and founder of El GHad party; Yousef al-Qaradawi, Islamic theologian and host of “Shariah and Life” on Al Jazeera; Alaa Abdel Fatah, political activist and co-founder of Manalaa blog; Ahmed Aref, a spokesperson for the Brotherhood; and Wael Qandil, managing editor at Al-Shorouq newspaper.

Other defendants include: Omar Abdel Hady, Hatem Azam, Salah Soltan, , Mohamed Elgawady, Seif Abdel Fatah, Fahmy Hewaidy, Ahmed Mansour, Alaa Sadek, Murad Ali,  Omar Abdel Kafy and Tawakl Kerman (Tunisian).

In the complaint, attorneys demanded to ban the defendants from traveling and to be brought to the criminal court of law.

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