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Kuwait hands Muslim Brotherhood-linked militants to Egypt

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Kuwait has handed over eight members of a Muslim Brotherhood-linked militant cell arrested on its territory to the Egyptian authorities, state news agency KUNA reported.

Kuwait’s interior ministry said on Friday the Egyptians belonged to a terrorist cell linked to the Brotherhood. They had fled to Kuwait after being sentenced by the Egyptian authorities to jail terms of up to 15 years, it added.

Kuwait has not specified the circumstances of their sentencing, and there has been no official comment on the case from Egyptian judicial authorities either.

The men were returned under the terms of bilateral agreements, KUNA quoted a senior foreign ministry official as saying late on Sunday. The interior ministry said investigations were ongoing to discover other cell members.

 

Last Modified: Tuesday، 16 July 2019 05:58 AM
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