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The death of Ibrahim Mounir, the acting general guide of the Muslim Brotherhood

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Munir had been living in London since the sixties of the last century, following the restrictions imposed by the regime on the group at the time

Ibrahim Mounir, acting guide of the Muslim Brotherhood and responsible for its international organization, died in the British capital, London, at the age of 85.

The Brotherhood, which the Egyptian authorities classify as a “terrorist” entity, issued a statement denouncing Mounir.

The statement pointed out that “Mounir is one of the most prominent men of the call, and one of the flags of the Muslim Brotherhood.”

Mounir assumed the position of Chargé d’Affairs in 2020 in light of the group’s biggest crisis with the Egyptian authorities, and had been residing in London since the 1960s, following restrictions imposed by the regime at that time on the group.

Disagreements within the Brotherhood

Munir was a leader of the so-called London Front in the Muslim Brotherhood, which has faced disagreements with the Istanbul Front led by Mahmoud Hussein, since the group was overthrown in Egypt nine years ago.

Mounir often alluded to the possibility of reconciliation with the Egyptian authorities, with the aim of releasing members of the group in Egyptian prisons.

Mounir’s most prominent statement was about three months ago when he said that “the group will not engage in a new power struggle after it was ousted from power nine years ago, although it still enjoys broad popular support.”

Mounir was born in 1937 in the city of Mansoura in the Egyptian Delta and graduated from the Faculty of Arts at Cairo University in 1952, and was imprisoned for years during the reigns of Presidents Gamal Abdel Nasser and Hosni Mubarak.

Mounir assumed the position of acting Brotherhood guide after the arrest of Chargé d’Affairs, Mahmoud Ezzat, in Cairo, and before him the arrest of the guide, Mohamed Badie.

Mounir was previously sentenced to five years of hard labor in 1955, but he remained in prison for seven years, when he was 17 years old. That’s nine years.

On July 26, 2012, the late Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi issued a general pardon for Mounir and others, in money laundering cases, in which he had been sentenced to 15 years in prison in absentia.

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