Court adjourns decision on freezing assets of rights activists to April 20
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CAIRO: Cairo Criminal Court adjourned Thursday to April 20 a session to rule on a judicial order freezing the assets of four human  rights activists on charges of receiving “illegal funds from foreign sources” for their NGOs, Youm7 reported.

The adjournment came to allow the court to review a prior recommendation by a a judicial committee to freeze the assets of four human rights activists, including Hossam Bahgat, founder of the Egyptian Initiative for Personnel Rights (EIPR) and Gamal Eid, founder of the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI.)

The commiitte’s recommendation is based on investigations into the funding sources of several human rights activists and non governmental organizations carried out over the course of the past five years.

However, names of the other two activists remain unknown.

In two separate instances in February, Eid and Bahgat were stopped at Cairo International Airport and barred from traveling as their names were on a no-travel list.

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