Newscast Media CAIRO—North Cairo Criminal Court has upheld an earlier decision by
Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat to freeze the assets of several leading figures in
the Muslim Brotherhood.
Barakat ordered an asset freeze on 24 Islamist figures including Supreme Guide
Mohamed Badie, his deputy Khairat al-Shater and Mahmoud Ezzat.
Mahdi Akef, Mohamed Saad al-Katatny, Rashad al-Bayoumy, Essam Erian, Essam
Sultan, Safwat Hegazy, Mohamed al-Beltagy, Assem Abdel Maged and Hazem Abu
Ismail were also marked for the freeze.
Security forces on Tuesday also arrested Muslim Brotherhood spokesperson Gehad
Haddad in an apartment in Nasr City. He was accompanied by Hossam Abu Bakr, the
former Qalyubiyah governor, and Mahmoud Abu Zeid, a member of the Guidance
Office. A security source said they did not resist the arrest.
Meanwhile, A military court in Suez has sentenced more supporters of ousted
President Mohamed Morsy for their alleged roles in protests following the Islamist
leader’s overthrow on July 3.
Three defendants were given three-year sentences of rigorous imprisonment and
another who must serve at least a year in jail. Two others were acquitted.
All defendants are said to be Morsy supporters and stood accused of participating in
pro-Morsy marches and chanting slogans that the court said could harm national
The same court in Suez also set the trial of seven individuals linked to the Muslim
Brotherhood and Jama’a al-Islamiya for 19 September. The defendants are accused of
assaulting Third Field Army troops, burning armored vehicles during violence that
erupted in Suez following the dispersal of sit-ins at Rabaa al-Adaweya and Giza’s
al-Nahda Square in August.
Source: Al-Masry Al-Youm