FILE – Former President Mohamed Morsi FILE – Former President Mohamed Morsi

Proposal to deduct LE 23M from MB's assets over insulting judiciary

Wed, Dec. 5, 2018
CAIRO – 5 December 2018: The committee established to seize and manage the funds of terrorist groups and individuals is studying a request concerning collecting fines imposed on some Muslim Brotherhood members in favor of the Judges' Club, high-level sources revealed.

The request issued by the Egyptian Judges' Club calls for collecting fines in favor of the club, which were imposed by the Court of Cassation on some prominent Muslim Brotherhood members, whose assets have been confiscated on charges of belonging to terrorist groups.

The fines were imposed on 23 of the Muslim Brotherhood defendants over "insulting the [Egyptian] judiciary," the sources said, pointing out that the fines amount to LE 23 million ($1.3 million)

The Judges' Club called on the committee to execute the judgment, as defendants cannot currently pay the fines themselves as their assets have been confiscated and managed by the specialized committee, the source said.

Ousted President Mohamed Morsi and some Muslim Brotherhood renowned figures, including Mohamed al-Beltagy, Saad al-Katatni, Essam Sultan, and Wagdy Ghoneim are among those who have been fined over insulting the judiciary, the source added.

Following the ouster of Morsi in July, 2013, the Egyptian state has designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group, and has subsequently placed Muslim Brotherhood prominent figures on terror lists and confiscated their assets.
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