Leading MB figure Hassan El-Brens referred to trial over illicit gains charges

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Sunday 13 Dec 2020

Hassan El-prince
Hassan El-prince

Egypt’s Illicit Gains Authority referred on Sunday the former deputy to the governor of Alexandria and Muslim Brotherhood member Hassan El-Brens to an Alexandria criminal court on charges of making illicit gains and abuse of power.

In 2012 and 2013, El-Brens saw a sharp increase in wealth amounting to EGP 3.5 million, for which he could not cite a legitimate source, according to the Ministry of Justice’s Illicit Gains Authority.

The Authority accused El-Brens of owning liquid and movable assets, stocks and corporate bonds, cash, and a number of apartments that he could not afford on his legitimate income.

El-Brens was arrested for inciting violence in August 2013 after the ouster of late Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

In December 2013, the Egyptian government designated the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organisation.

In September 2018, an Alexandria criminal court sentenced El-Bren to five years in prison on charges related to illegal assembly, murder and incitement of riots.

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