CAIRO: The freeze of assets of Muslim Brotherhood members sentenced to death, or life in prison is “irrational,” since the convicted have to means to access their funds, said the dean of the faculty of law at Cairo University, Dr. Mahmoud Kbeish to CBC Extra Saturday.
The Shubra Criminal Court sentended 10 Muslim Brotherhood members to death Saturday on charges of blocking the Qalyub road during the events of June 30. Former supreme guide Mohamed Badie was among those sentenced to death, and 38 others received life sentences.
The verdict includes depriving the defendants from their property and money in addition to giving the government the right to take over all FJP and Brotherhood assets.
The verdict also includes a 1 million EGP ($139,000) penalty to be paid to the Ministry of Interior as a civil compensation for damages caused to the ministry, Youm7 reported Saturday.
Kbeish added that the verdict issued Saturday for death sentences will appealed and the final decision will be left to the court of cassation.
Ten defendants were on trial in absentia and had a death sentence and other defendants like Mohamed Badie, Bassem Ouda and Safwat Hegazy among others had a sentence to life in prison according to al-Mogaz on Saturday.
The blocking of the Qalyub road during the events of of June 30resulted in death of two and the injury of 35.