An appeals court in Cairo on Wednesday ruled to remove from the country’s terrorist list 1,500 individuals, once designated as Islamists, including former President Mohamed Morsi, the Youm7 newspaper reported.
According to the outlet, their cases are to be re-examined.
Over the past years, criminal courts of Cairo have put leaders and members of the Muslim Brotherhood (a terrorist organization banned in Russia, Egypt and other states) on the nation’s terrorist list. The organization’s leadership, Morsi and Mohamed Katatni, the ex-speaker of the lower house, were the first to be included in the list.
The list also includes individuals who have been suspected of sharing the organization’s views or aiding the Muslim Brotherhood.