15 July 2013

Egypt Freezes Assets of 14 Senior Islamist Figures

The Egyptian Stock Market started on Monday freezing the assets of 14 senior Islamist figures, following a decision by the public prosecution to freeze their accounts.

The prosecution issued the order on Sunday regarding the Muslim Brotherhood Chief Guide Mohammed Badie, his deputy Khairat El-Shater and the Brotherhood's former Guide Mahdi Akef, in addition to Mohamed Saad Katatni, Rashad al-Bayoumi and Essam el-Erian and Mohamed El-Beltagy.

The prosecution's order also included Essam Sultan, Safwat Hegazi, Assem Abdel Majid, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail and Tarek El Zomor.

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