CAIRO: The government-formed committee tasked with managing funds of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group announced Saturday it has referred footballer Mohamed Abou Treika to the prosecution on charges of funding the banned group, Youm7 reported.
Secretary General of the committee Mohamed Yasser Abu El Fotouh said the committee has informed the Attorney General with the figures whose funds were seized over MB affiliation. Those names include popular footballer Mohamed Abu Treika and Juhayna Food Industries CEO Safwan Thabet, according to Youm7.
In May 2015, the committee said it has seized all Abu Treika’s assets. However, the footballer appealed the decision twice, but the appeals were rejected.
The Muslim Brotherhood was designated by a court ruling as a terrorist organization in December 2013. Following the ruling, the committee was formed by interior ministry to seize assets of the groups’ members.
By May 2015, the Ministry of Solidarity’s statistics said 420 “Muslim Brotherhood” NGOs have been banned. The Brotherhood headquarters, schools, hospitals, pharmacies and charity associations are among the confiscated assets.
The seized assets and funds are transferred to fall under the management of the government relevant bodies, Social Solidarity Minister Ghada Wali announced in July 2015.