Compiled photo, from left: HishamFouad, Omar al-Shenety, Zyad al-Elemy
CAIRO - 27 June 2019: The State Security Prosecution ordered seizing the funds of a number of defendants including politicians and economy figures accused of forming a terrorist cell to target state institutions on the anniversary of June 30 revolution.
The State Prosecution also ordered banning the defendants of the so-called Amal (Hope) cell from travelling outside the country.
The defendants in the case No. 930 for the year 2019 are Moustafa Abdel Mo'ez, Osama al-Akabawi, Omar al-Shenety, HossamMo'nis, Zyad al-Elemy, HishamFouad, Hassan Barbari, Ahmed Tammam and Khaled Abu Shadi.
Security authorities also ordered moving the defendants, including Qassem Abdel Kafi, to Cairo's Tura Prison, after the prosecution had ordered detaining the defendants for 15 days pending investigations.
Al-Amal Plan, according to a security statement, is a terrorist plot by Muslim Brotherhood leaders to target the state facilities institutions. The arrested figures are believed to be Muslim Brotherhood operatives.
According to a statement by the Interior Ministry, the scheme worked on uniting the Brotherhood group members, funding them from the revenues of some economic entities as they seek to topple the state and its institutions on the June 30 Uprising anniversary.
Information received by the National Security Service revealed that the plan is focused on establishing routes for the financial funds sent illegally from abroad by some hostile countries to work on carrying out violent acts across the country to disrupt celebrations of the revolution's anniversary, the statement said.
The statement also noted that the scheme aimed at launching inciting campaigns in the media and on the social media and satellite TV channels that are broadcast from outside the country. The statement identified some of the MB leaders who are involved in the plan including Mahmoud Hussein, Ali Bateekh, anchor MoatazMatar, Mohammed Nasser as well as the fugitive leader of El-Ghad Party AymanNour.
Acting on such information, security forces, in coordination with the High State Security Prosecution, targeted 19 economic entities which are secretly run by the MB leaders and seized documents, amounts of money and electronic devices that were in their possession, the statement added.
Additional reporting by MENA