An Egyptian court on Tuesday jailed three people, including the son of prominent Muslim scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi, for five years for allegedly spreading false news, according to a local judicial source.
The court said Abdul-Rahman al-Qaradawi and two other defendants were found guilty of spreading false news that harm state security, the source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.
The three were also ordered to pay a $30 fine each.
Tuesday’s verdict is still subject to appeal.
Qaradawi’s son was previously slapped with a 3-year jail term on charges of spreading false news.
He is also sought by the authorities to stand trial on charges of offending the judiciary, in which former president Mohamed Morsi and 23 others are being tried.
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