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Cairo court orders freezing assets of Brotherhood leaders, allies

Cairo Criminal Court upholds General Prosecution demand to freeze assets of Muslim Brotherhood leaders and allies

El-Sayed Gamaleddine , Tuesday 17 Sep 2013
Badie and Shater
Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie and Muslim Brotherhood nominated deputy leader Khairat el-Shater
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The North Cairo Criminal Court has upheld requests filed by the General Prosecution demanding freezing the assets of a number of Muslim Brotherhood leaders and several of their allies.

The court approved freezing the assets of 25 Brotherhood leaders, including: Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, Deputy Supreme Guide Khairat El-Shater, former Supreme Guide Mahdi Akef, as well as leading members Mahmoud Ezzat, Saad El-Katatni, Essam El-Erian, and Mohamed El-Beltagy.

The court has also approved freezing the assets of Salafist figure Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail, leading Wasat Party member Essam Sultan, Islamist preacher Safwat Hegazy, former MP Mohamed El-Omda and leading figures of Gamaa Islamiya Assem Abdel-Maged and Tarek El-Zomor.

Following the violent dispersal of two pro-Morsi sit-ins on 14 August, security forces have carried out mass arrests of prominent members of the Muslim Brotherhood, many of whom have been charged with 'inciting violence and murder.' 

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