Egypt Watch

Sudan, Egypt coordinate to hand over Egyptian opponents to Cairo

Informed sources revealed that Egypt and Sudan have coordinated to hand over opponents and Muslim Brotherhood members to Cairo. Al-Arabiya TV quoted the sources as saying that there is an Egyptian-Sudanese agreement to coordinate in what it called the fight against terrorism. In February 2020, the Sudanese authorities announced the arrest of what they said was a cell whose members belonged to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, including former members of the Egyptian parliament, and accused them of planning attacks in Egypt, from Sudan.

According to information circulating in Sudanese media, among the defendants was former MP Jamal Hanafi, former MP Yasser Hassanein, and former MP Azab Mustafa, as well as other leaders in the group, Abd al-Hadi Shalabi, Muhammad al-Sharif, and Youssef Harbi.

Observers believe that these cases bear a political character that cannot be ignored due to Emirati and Saudi pressure on the military authorities currently ruling Sudan to suppress the Brotherhood in the country and hand them over to the Egyptian regime.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, Chairman of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council, this week and they discussed several issues of concern to the two countries, without announcing any details about this matter.