Daily News Egypt

Court order freezes assets of Hossam Bahgat, Gamal Eid, other 3 NGO heads - Daily News Egypt

Advertising Area




Advertising Area




Court order freezes assets of Hossam Bahgat, Gamal Eid, other 3 NGO heads

The North Cairo Criminal Court ordered on Saturday that the assets of five human rights activists and non-governmental organisation (NGO) members, including renowned journalist Hossam Bahgat and lawyer Gamal Eid, be frozen in connection with reopening the “NGOs foreign funding” case of 2011. The court ordered that the assets of Eid and Bahgat, as well …


The North Cairo Criminal Court ordered on Saturday that the assets of five human rights activists and non-governmental organisation (NGO) members, including renowned journalist Hossam Bahgat and lawyer Gamal Eid, be frozen in connection with reopening the “NGOs foreign funding” case of 2011.

The court ordered that the assets of Eid and Bahgat, as well as the other defendants’, be frozen, but did not order for their families’ assets to be frozen.

The request was submitted early in January by the investigative judge against 13 defendants and five NGOs, but the court accepted the request only against five members and three NGOs. Out of the 13, seven defendants were family members.

The other three members are the head of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Bahey el-din Hassan the director of Hisham Mubarak Law Centre Mostafa Al-Hassan, and the director of the Egyptian Centre for the Right to Education Abdel Hafiz Tayel.

The court also ordered that the assets of the aforementioned three NGOs be frozen.

The “NGOs’ foreign funding” case dates back to December 2011 when prosecutors, backed by the police, stormed the offices of 17 local and international NGOs, including the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute, and Freedom House. The NGOs were being investigated for allegedly receiving illegal foreign funding.

 

Advertising Area




  • Reform

    The Corrupt Mubarak thug, his family, and his accomplices have all their stolen Billions free and clear after raping Egypt for 30 years, but the honest thoughtful human rights advocates get their life savings confiscated. Calling Egyptian judiciary a kangaroo system is an insult to kangaroos.

https://dailynewsegypt.com/2016/09/17/court-order-freezes-assets-hossam-bahgat-gamal-eid-3-ngo-heads/
Breaking News

No current breaking news

Daily News Egypt Android App Available for free download on Google play
View
Daily News Egypt Ios App Available for free download on APP Store
View