International police agency Interpol issued an internationally wanted persons alert for Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, upon Egypt’s request.
International police agency Interpol issued an internationally wanted persons alert for Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, upon Egypt's request.
The announcement of Interpol's so-called "red alert" said Al-Qaradawi is wanted by Egyptian judicial authorities for prosecution on charges of "incitement and assistance to commit intentional murder, helping the prisoners to escape, arson, vandalism and theft."
The Egyptian-born cleric, who has close links to the Muslim Brotherhood, has been critical of Egypt's military-backed government, accusing new President Abdulfattah Al-Sisi of betrayal for ousting former President Mohammad Morsi.
Qaradawi faces charges alongside Morsi in connection with a mass jail break during the 2011 uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak.
Once close Qatari-Egyptian ties have soured since Cairo's army last July ousted Morsi, who was strongly backed by Doha, following mass protests against his one-year rule.
Egypt then launched a wide campaign against Muslim Brotherhood group and labeled it a terrorist group.
Some members of the Brotherhood and other opponents of the government fled to Qatar.