Top Egypt court strikes football star's name from 'terror' list

Top Egypt court strikes football star's name from 'terror' list

Egypt's top court Saturday removed the names of ex-football star Mohamed Aboutrika and 1,500 others from "terrorist" lists over their alleged links to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, a lawyer said.
   Aboutrika was on the Egyptian national team in 2006 and 2008 when they were
African champions, and was also African Player of the Year four times.
   He publicly backed the Muslim Brotherhood candidate in the 2012
presidential election, and Mohamed Morsi subsequently became the first
democratically elected president in the Arab world's most populous country.
   Morsi was overthrown in 2013 by the military then led by General Abdel
Fattah al-Sisi, the current president of Egypt.

The 45-year-old Aboutrika is still very popular in Egypt. He is currently
in Qatar as a football commentator on the beIN SPORTS channel.

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