Alaa Hassanin

Court sentences Egyptian businessman, former MP to 3, 5 years in prison for antiquities trafficking

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 - 06:03 GMT

A cassation court sentenced on Thursday Egyptian businessman Hassan Rateb and former Parliament member Alaa Hassanin to three and five years in prison respectively over antiquities trafficking charges.

Egyptian Prosecution: 227 artifacts seized with former MP-led gang confirmed to be antiquities

Thu, 01 Jul 2021 - 10:29 GMT

A committee from the Supreme Council of Antiquities said all the seized antiquities date back to the Egyptian civilizations and belong to different ages, including the Prehistoric, Pharaonic, Greek, Roman and Islamic ages, according to the prosecution’s statement.

Egyptian businessman Hassan Rateb arrested over funding illegal excavation

Tue, 29 Jun 2021 - 12:16 GMT

Security forces arrested Egyptian businessman Hassan Rateb over accusations of funding a former parliamentarian in efforts of illegal excavations for antiquities, a statement revealed.