FILE – The Cairo Criminal Court
CAIRO – 22 November 2017: The Criminal Court has upheld a verdict issued by Prosecutor General Nabil Sadeq to confiscate all belongings and assets of 16 defendants involved in the espionage for Turkey case.
The verdict included prohibiting cash and transfer money, in addition to shares, bonds, sukuk, and corporations. They are also prohibited of selling, renting, leasing, or waiving their ownership or personal rights to any properties in any banks in the Arab Republic of Egypt.
Prosecutor General Nabil Sadeq detained 29 individuals, while others remain at large in Egypt and abroad, over accusations of espionage for the Turkish security and intelligence services and attempting to harm Egypt’s supreme national interests, according to the investigations conducted by Egyptian General Intelligence Service (GIS).
The Supreme State Security Prosecution oversaw investigations carried out by the GIS that revealed the international Muslim Brotherhood group is conspiring with the Turkish security and intelligence services, a statement from the prosecution read Wednesday.
The General Prosecution has surveyed and recorded phone calls, meetings and all correspondences carried out between the defendants and the Turkish security and intelligence services for consecutive months.
Through surveillance, the General Prosecution was able to unveil links and corporations that were used as cover for the money laundered; facilitating their transfer to the Muslim Brotherhood in order to use them for their illicit activities.