File photo: Abul Fotouh, speaks during an interview with AFP at his office at the doctors' syndicate in Cairo (Photo: AFP)
Egypt's Court of Cassation adjourned on Saturday the appeal case filed by the head of the Strong Egypt Party Abdel Moneim Abul-Fotouh, his son, and six members of the terrorist-designated Muslim Brotherhood against their placement on the terrorism list to 19 January to review documents.
Meanwhile, a Cairo Criminal Court extended on Saturday the detention of Abul-Fotouh for 45 days on several charges including publishing false news.
Abul-Fotouh, 67, was a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood for more than three decades and a 2012 presidential candidate.
Abul-Fotouh was imprisoned in mid-February on charges of of publishing false news that would harm the national interests of the country, leading a group established against the provisions of the law, damaging the national unity and social peace, legitimizing going out on the ruler, changing the regime by force, and disrupting the public order and endangering the safety and security of society.
A week later, a Cairo criminal court placed Abul-Fotouh and 15 others on a terrorism list for upon a request by general prosecution "for committing hostile acts against the state and its institutions and crimes that require placement on the terrorism list.
Egypt's top prosecutor Nabil Sadek also ordered an asset freeze on Abul-Fotouh and 15 others for suspected ties to terrorism.
According to Egypt's "Terrorism Entity" law, individuals placed on the terrorism list are banned from travel, added on a watch list, and subjected to an asset freeze.