34 Muslim Brotherhood supporters and spiritual leader Qaradawi referred to Egypt’s military court

Egypt’s prosecutor-general referred on Saturday 35 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to the military prosecution service, including prominent Islamist preacher Youssef El-Qaradawi, on charges of murdering a police officer.

“The investigations revealed that the leaders of the international organisation of the Muslim Brotherhood, in coordination with some radical left-wing and religious movements, were involved in the murder of police officer Wael Tahoon, and in attacking public and private facilities,” read a statement issued by the prosecution general.

The prosecution added that 24 out of 35 defendants were in custody and had confessed their guilt. El-Qaradawi, a spiritual leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, is based in Qatar and was not apprehended.