The Muslim Brotherhood fighting for the release and reinstatement of ousted Egyptian President, Mohammed Morsi has been listed by Saudi Arabia as a terrorist group.
Egypt had in 2013 listed the group as a terrorist organisation while pushing its members underground and Saudi Arabia joined recently to openly list the group alongside al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, Jahbat al-Nusra as terrorist groups.
Saudi Arabian monarch, King Abdullah has decreed prison terms for any of its citizens belonging to terrorist groups or fighting outside the country.
He also decreed sentences to citizens that belong to extremist religious groups of organisations.
The Muslim Brotherhood was founded as an extremist group some years ago and it became political as it formed and influenced political elections in Egypt before one of its leaders Mohammed Morsi won an election to become the Egyptian President.
His removal as the President of Egypt had a military support and ha spurred protest from the Brotherhood who called for his release and reinstatement.
The group’s members were said to have gone underground to re-strategize after been named a terrorist organisation by Egypt and Saudi Arabia.