FILE: Egypt designated the Muslim Brotherhood group as a terrorist organization in December 2013. FILE: Egypt designated the Muslim Brotherhood group as a terrorist organization in December 2013.

Cassation Court says MB members to be judged even if joined before official designation

Thu, Jul. 11, 2019
CAIRO – 11 July 2019: Egypt’s Court of Cassation on Thursday released a significant announcement regarding the release of several Muslim Brotherhood members by a Criminal Court verdict.

The statement said that lawyers of imprisoned Muslim Brotherhood members cannot rely in their defenses on the fact that these members joined the group before an official degree to designate the group as a terrorist organization.

In May, the state committee tasked with confiscating and managing the funds and assets of terrorist groups blacklisted 600 persons, including Muslim Brotherhood figures and sons, high-level sources revealed.

Egypt designated the Muslim Brotherhood group as a terrorist organization in December 2013.

The committee received information proving the involvement of the recently blacklisted persons in funding terrorist attacks against army and police personnel and civilians, the sources explained.

The statement further stressed that the group sought to disrupt the provisions of law and the constitution, prevent state authorities and institutions from carrying out their duties, attack personal freedoms and rights and damage national unity and social peace by plotting terrorist operations

The sons of the imprisoned Muslim Brotherhood figures cooperated with fugitives of the group who fled to other countries to provide logistic support and financial assistance on monthly basis required to fund the group's terrorist attacks, according to the sources.

According to law, the committee has to submit an official request to Cairo Court of Urgent Matters before the former can seize and manage the assets of the blacklisted persons and transfer the ownership of these assets to the state's public treasury.

The committee then would inform the state's concerned parties including the Central Bank of Egypt and the Real Estate Registration Office.

 
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