An Egypt court has listed the Muslim Brotherhood leaders including its two most influential leaders as terrorists, a section of the media said on Sunday.
The Brotherhood’s General Guide Mohamed Badie and Khairat El-Shater were listed alongside other members of the group’s leadership.
As part of a sustained crackdown by the authorities on Islamists, Egypt’s public prosecutor included names of other 17 militants, also top in in Muslim Brotherhood organization, on the list of terrible terrorists.
Brotherhood has for long been declared in Egypt a terrorist organisation and thousands of its supporters have been jailed since the army removed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi from power in July 2013 following mass protests against his rule.
Most members of the Brotherhood’s leadership in Egypt are in custody and have already been given lengthy jail sentences or the death penalty.
The move by public prosecutor Hesham Barakat was the first application of a terrorism law passed this year that requires the authorities to identify and list terrorist individuals and entities.
The Muslim Brotherhood was allegedly responsible for attacks on Egyptian security forces that have killed hundreds of police officers and soldiers since Mursi’s ouster.