Mortada Mansour, Fathi Sorour and Safawt El-Sherif (clockwise)
Cairo’s criminal court upheld a decision made by the Illicit Gains Apparatus to freeze the financial assets of former minister of interior Habib El-Adly, his wife and son.
The verdict was returned at noon on Thursday, hours ahead of the “Persistence Friday” that is expected to bring out thousands to protest in Tahrir Square to call for the fulfilment of the January 25 Revolution’s as yet unmet demands.
The court, however, will look into the same decision issued against steel tycoon Ahmed Ezz, a prominent member of the now-dismantled National Democratic Party, and his family on 3 September.
El-Adly, who was sentenced to 12 years in prison after being found guilty of money laundering, is also accused of ordering the killing of peaceful protesters during the January 25 Revolution.