CAIRO, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's court upholds on Tuesday a prosecution order to freeze the funds of the Islamists' top leaders over charges of inciting violence and killings, official news agency MENA reported.
Prosecutor General Hesham Barakat has ordered last month to freeze the wealth of several seniors in the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group and the Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya's group in light of investigations over Nahda square violence and killing protesters outside the MB's headquarters.
The list included MB's General Guide Mohamed Badie, his two deputies Khairat al-Shater and Rashad Bayoumi, the group former guide Mohamed Mahdi Akef, the chief of the MB's Freedom and Justice party Mohamed Saad al-Katatni, Islamic preacher Safwat Hegazi, and Assem Abdel-Magid, member of the Gamaa's Shura Council.
The decision applies on all liquid and movable funds, shares, stocks and the bank accounts.
CAIRO, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- An Egyptian court ordered the release of ex-President Hosni Mubarak after his petition on his last corruption case was accepted, and he is set to be put under house arrest, while the authorities continued detaining supporters of his successor Mohamed Morsi, who was ousted by the military in early July.
Mubarak will be freed in the case of Ahram institution, in which he was charged along with his two sons with misusing power and accepting gifts from governmental institutions via his information minister. Full story
CAIRO, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Head of Egypt's Islamist group al- Jamaa al-Islamiya Tarek al-Zomor said Thursday that the group's " popular committees" that had recently been deployed in the streets were not armed and that they were only meant to help the citizens and the police.
Al-Zomor said at a press conference that his group is currently preparing a draft law to be submitted to the Shura Council "on legalizing the popular committees as supporters for the police." Full story