- Middle East/North Africa
The State Council’s Administrative Court upheld on Tuesday the nullification of renowned football player Mohamed Abu Treka’s assets freeze.
Abu Treka had filed a challenge at the court to force the committee tasked with freezing assets of the Muslim Brotherhood to carry out the verdict he received earlier and respect provisions of the constitution.
Mohamed Othman, Abu Treka’s lawyer, earlier said in remarks that the committee had abstained from carrying out the verdict, claiming it will file a challenge at the Court of Urgent Matters to suspend the State Council’s verdict, which he said violates the law.
The State Council, which represents the government, earlier filed a challenge against the Administrative Court verdict which canceled the assets freeze decision. However, the Administrative Court approved Abu Treka’s challenge and rules to cancel the assets freeze.
In April 2015, the committee tasked with counting the Muslim Brotherhood's assets ordered freezing the assets of Abu Treka and his tourist company, as well as dismissing him from the board of a company that he owned in accordance with a judicial verdict that ordered freezing the assets of his company.
The committee said that “his partner is actually called Anas Mohamed Omar al-Qady, who is a jailed Brotherhood member.”
The committee was originally formed by a decision from the justice minister in the wake of a verdict by the Court of Urgent Matters in September of 2013, which banned the activities of the international group of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, as well as its affiliated group locally, the Muslim Brotherhood NGO and all associations affiliated to it, established or funded by the group.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm