Egypt Court Lifts Assets Freeze on Mubarak-Era Officials
The court removed the restrictions on individuals including former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif, former Interior Minister Habib El-Adly and Fathi Sorour, the former head of the parliament’s lower house, the court said in a faxed statement today.
The ruling came after they repaid the value of gifts they were said to have received from state-run newspaper Al-Ahram, it said.
Former officials facing charges of illegally seizing public funds received more than 100 million pounds of gifts between 1984 and 2011, the court said.
Financial prosecutors last month approved a request by Mubarak to repay 18 million Egyptian pounds in connection with the so-called “Ahram Gifts” case.
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