Egyptian footballer Abou Treika summoned over Muslim Brotherhood charges

Retired Egyptian footballer Mohammed Abou Treika is set to be questioned by the country’s prosecution. (File photo: Reuters)

Retired Egyptian football superstar Mohammed Abou Treika is set to be questioned by the country’s prosecution over allegations that he gave financial aid to the banned Muslim Brotherhood group.

The former Ahly player is one of several people who were recently put on a terrorist watch-list pending allegations of funding the Brotherhood.

Egyptian authorities outlawed the Muslim Brotherhood and classified it as a terrorist group in 2013. A governmental committee had frozen Abou Treika’s financial assets in 2015 on the back of similar charges.

According to the general prosecutor’s probe, the aid was used in financing terrorist attacks carried out by either Brotherhood members or their supporters.

Charges include providing Brotherhood members with logistic and moral support, as well as propagating rumors that aim to harm Egypt’s national security.

Abou Treika and the others are also accused of smuggling the group’s money out of Egypt.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:00 - GMT 11:00