Politics, Middle East

Egypt issues warrant for scholar’s daughter, husband

International Union of Muslim Scholars chief’s daughter, son-in-law accused of being Muslim Brotherhood members

Cansu Dikme   | 03.07.2017
Egypt issues warrant for scholar’s daughter, husband


By Aydogan Kalabalık


A court on Sunday remanded to custody the daughter and son-in-law of Yousef Al-Qaradawi who chairs the Qatar-based International Union of Muslim Scholars, a judicial source said.

Ula Al-Qaradawi and husband, Hisham Halet, were set to be released after being detained for 15 days, accused of being “members of an illegal organization [Muslim Brotherhood]” and “planning terrorist action against the security of public institutions”.

Family lawyer Ahmad Ebu Ala Madi told Anadolu Agency the couple was arrested June 23 near Sahel Al Shamali on Egypt’s northern coast while on holiday for Eid-al-Fitr that marks the end of Ramadan.

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates last month in a joint statement accused 59 individuals and 12 charities in Qatar of being “linked to terror”, local media reported.

The list included the elder al-Qaradawi and Abdullah bin Khalid, a former interior minister of Qatar.

Qatar hit back Friday in a statement that described the accusations as “baseless” and “slanderous”.

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