Thousands Of Islamists Due To Return To Egypt From Abroad
"They are coming back from Afghanistan, Chechnya, Bosnia, Somalia, Kenya, Iran and London," said Ibrahim Ali.
He said that Jama'a al-Islamyia had requested the authorities to drop death sentences that had been issued in absentia by military courts against some of its members so that they could return to Egypt.
Among those waiting to come back are Osama Rushdi, who lives in London, Hussein Shemeis, who was convicted of the 1995 assassination attempt on then-Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in Addis Ababa, and Muhammad Shawki al-Islambouli, brother of Khaled al-Islambouli, who assassinated president Anwar Sadat.
Source: Al-Masri Al-Yawm, Egypt, April 1, 2011A lawyer who works with various Islamist groups has predicted that 3,000 leading figures of the Jama'a al-Islamyia and Egyptian Islamic Jihad groups will return to Egypt in a few days, as their names have been dropped from the "wanted" list maintained by Egyptian security forces.