Egypt: Court upholds freeze on Muslim Brotherhood assets
A Cairo court upheld on Wednesday a freeze on the assets of 29 members of the Muslim Brotherhood. According to Reuters, the public prosecutor ordered the freeze on January 28 after accusing the 29 members of money laundering and other offences.
The members include Khairat el-Shatir, the most senior Brotherhood member detained in a government crackdown.
In its ruling, the Cairo criminal court dismissed the Brotherhood's attempt to have the freeze overturned and appointed an official of state-run National Bank of Egypt to manage the assets. A Brotherhood official conveyed on Wednesday that 186 members of the movement remain in custody.
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