CAIRO: The assets of five Muslim Brotherhood figures and 41 NGOs were unfrozen yesterday following a decision by the government committee tasked with confiscating Muslim Brotherhood property.
In a news conference Wednesday, committee head Judge Ezzat Khamis said that “the committee previously confiscated the assets of 906 Brotherhood figures out of whom five have filed grievances against the decision, which were accepted.”
While the exact details of the assets and relevant Brotherhood figures have not been disclosed, the committee is currently preparing a list of another 166 figures.
Out of 1,137 NGOs whose assets were seized, 41 were able to prove their disaffiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood organization, and their assets were unfrozen, Khamis said.
In September 2013, the North Cairo Criminal Court upheld a decision by Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat to freeze the assets of prominent Muslim Brotherhood leaders, including Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and his deputy Khairat El-Shater.
“The guardianship of 7 schools, out of 89 that had been placed under guardianship earlier, has been lifted,” said Khamis.
In December 2014, the administrative court overturned the committee’s decisions to confiscate the assets of Brotherhood figures without disclosing which members or assets.
A committee to manage the Brotherhood-affiliated funds and properties was formed in September 2013 following a court ruling that banned the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood, and authorized the government to seize any related property and assets.