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Egypt freezes assets of Brotherhood leaders

Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide and other Islamist leaders have their assets frozen as part of investigations into alleged incitement of violence at protests

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din, Sunday 14 Jul 2013
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L-R: Abu-Ismail, Shater, Badie, Beltagi

Egyptian prosecutors have frozen the assets of senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders and other prominent Islamists as part of investigations into the incitement of violence at protests.

Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, deputy leader Khairat El-Shater, Secretary General Ezzat Ibrahim and senior member Mohamed El-Beltagy were among 14 prominent Islamists targeted by the decision.

As were Freedom and Justice Party leader Saad El-Katatni and Vice President Essam El-Erian, Islamist preacher Safwat Hegazy, Islamist Wasat Party Vice President Essam Sultan, Salafist former presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail, and Mohamed El-Omda, a former MP closely allied to the Brotherhood in recent months.

The men are accused of inciting violence at Giza's Nahda Square in early July 2013, the Muslim Brotherhood's Moqattam headquarters in late June 2013, the Republican Guard headquarters in early July 2013, and the Ittihadiya presidential palace in December 2012.

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15-07-2013 09:13am
Mubarak era repression back in Egypt....
The biggest mistake the President Morsi made was to leave these Mubarak era prosecutors, judges, military and government officials in their post. Freezing the assets of their opponents, political arrests, shutting done media and TV station, murdering peaceful protesters, clamping down on freedom of speech are all gross violation of human rights and is a mark of a police state and military tyranny. Democracy is dead in Egypt. The people have been taken for a ride and fooled by the military and the mubarak loyalists!!!
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15-07-2013 04:34pm
i totaly agree u
i agree u about your comment the big problem was the egypt media it was the main problem and suport all mubark man and old system and what happened in egypt was a coup supported from gulf country and usa

Fed Up
14-07-2013 10:28pm
Welcome Back!
Welcome back to the Mubarak regime but labelled under the name "second revolution". What's happening now is exactly what happen during the time of Mubarak but with the army playing a more active role. Don't people see that the army was the main machine that kept Mubarak in power for 30 years and they are still calling the shots. Don't be fooled by the army's fake facade of freedom. Everything they do is in their own self interest of retaining power.
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