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Court transfers Aboutrika appeal to October 14

Sun, Aug. 27, 2017
CAIRO – 27 August 2017: The High Administrative Court transferred on Sunday the appeal issued by the Administrative Court of Justice against lifting the asset freeze from former national football star Mohamed Aboutrika. The relevant court will rule on the appeal on October 14.

In September Aboutrika was added to a terror list for alleged links to Muslim Brotherhood members and for supporting ousted president Mohammed Morsi. The list subjects him to a travel ban and an asset freeze.

His lawyer Mohamed Osman appealed against that decision, and the two courts agreed on lifting the seizure of his assets on September 10, but the freeze on Aboutrika's assets is still in force.

Aboutrika was accused in 2015 of funding the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood group; therefore, the committee tasked with investigating and appropriating the assets of members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood in May 2015 decided to confiscate the assets of Ashab Tours, a tourism company co-founded in 2013 by Aboutrika.

Osman appealed the decision twice, but it was refused on both accounts in 2016.
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