12 December 2018 Al-Qaradawi removed from Interpol’s wanted list

. Interpol has removed Yousef al-Qaradawi, head of the Doha-based International Union of Muslim Scholars, from its “wanted” list. A source from al-Qaradawi’s office confirmed receiving an official notification from the Interpol of lifting the scholar’s name from the list, describing the motion as a “positive step”. Interpol removed “red notice” for al-Qaradawi and dropped arrest warrants issued by the Iraqi and Egyptian authorities. The Egyptian authorities had accused al-Qaradawi of having perpetrated a range of crimes – including murder and theft – after the Sisi came to power in 2013, prompting Interpol to issue a warrant for his arrest. Al-Qaradawi is known for being a vocal critic of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi.