Egyptian court orders freezing of Islamist leaders' assets

Mohammad Badie, General guide of the Muslim Brotherhood. (File photo: Reuters)

An Egyptian court on Tuesday ordered the freezing of the assets of senior leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood as part of a crackdown on Islamists by the army-backed authorities, a judicial source said.

Among those facing sanctions are Brotherhood general guide Mohammad Badie, his two deputies Khairat al-Shater and Rashad Bayoumi, as well as Salafist leader Hazem Abu Ismail and preacher Safwat Higazy, Agence France Press reported.

Earlier last week authorities began investigating former President Mohammad Mursi’s family wealth and assets.

Egypt’s general prosecutor opened the investigation into the ousted Islamist president’s wealth, after a report was filed by the head of an anti-corruption association.

The report accuses Mursi of taking advantage of his posts and squandering $285.7 million during his election campaign.

(With AFP)
 

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