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An Egyptian coalition announced on Saturday to file a lawsuit against four Muslim Brotherhood supporters up to the U.S. Supreme Court over involvement in terror activities, official MENA news agency reported. court
The coalition, in support of the “Long Live Egypt” fund, is consisted of political activists loyal to President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi. It said it filed the lawsuit via lawyers in Washington who are currently working on activating the lawsuit at the top U.S. court.
The lawsuit is filed against former judge Walid Sharaby, former state TV anchor Ayat Oraby, former parliamentarian Hatem Azzam and Egyptian-British political researcher Maha Azzam, who all rejected the ouster of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and launched campaigns against the current leadership.
“The U.S. law incriminates inciting murder and committing acts of violence and terrorism, so the presence of those fugitive figures on the U.S. soil subjects them to the U.S. law,” the pro-Sisi coalition said in its statement.
The coalition said it attached documents including videos and official web pages of the four that show their involvement in inciting murder, violence and vandalism.
Morsi was ousted by former army chief and now-President Sisi in early July 2013, after mass protests against his one-year controversial rule and his currently blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood group.
The United States stopped its annual 1.3-billion-dollar military aid to Egypt following Morsi’s ouster, but decided earlier this year to resume it after a breakthrough in the relations between Washington and Cairo.
Egyptian courts are presently holding mass trials for thousands of Morsi’s supporters. The former president along with more than 100 other defendants have recently been handed appealable death sentences over their roles in a mass jailbreak during the 2011 protests that toppled former long-time leader Hosni Mubarak.
Since Morsi’s ouster, security crackdown on his loyalists has left more than 1,000 people killed and thousands more arrested, while his Muslim Brotherhood group has also been designated by the new military-oriented leadership as a “terrorist organization.”
Meanwhile, Sinai-based extremists, who are self-proclaimed Islamists, have been launching terrorist attacks against police and military men and facilities and killed hundreds of them.
In its annual report released in late May, Egypt’s National Council for Human Rights said that the violence since Morsi’s removal has resulted in the deaths of 2,600 people, including 700 police and army men, 550 civilians and 1,250 Brotherhood members and supporters. Enditem

-Xinhua

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