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Renowned Scholar in Egypt Charged with Espionage

Updated: Sep 1, 2022

An Egyptian court sentenced ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death, and this ruling also applies to another 106 people. Among them is Emad Shahin, the editor-in-chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and the professor of political science.

Emad Shahin Photo Credit: The Wilson Center

Shahin was accused of colluding with Iran and the Palestinian group Hama to destabilize Egypt and was thus sentenced in absentia to death.

The scholar currently lives in the US and is a visiting professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.


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