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Death of Akef, man who transformed Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

CAIRO: Former Muslim Brotherhood head Mohammed Mahdi Akef, who has died in hospital aged 89, helped turn Egypt's Islamist movement into a major opposition force after spending much of his life behind bars. His last spell in jail began in July 2013, after the military overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and jailed his supporters and fellow Brotherhood members. The Brotherhood's now dissolved Freedom and Justice Party once called Akef "one of the historical leaders of the Brotherhood", who served for more than 70…

Former Egypt Brotherhood leader Akef dies aged 89

CAIRO:¬†Former Muslim Brotherhood head Mohammed Mahdi Akef, who helped turn Egypt's Islamist movement into a major opposition force, died on Friday in a Cairo hospital aged 89, his daughter said. Aliya Mahdi Akef made the announcement on Facebook, saying "my father is in the care of Allah (God)". Ten months before his death, Akef had been transferred from jail to the hospital in Cairo for cancer treatment, the group's lawyer Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsud told AFP. Read More: Egypt gives life sentences to Brotherhood…