Egypt to freeze assets of 14 Islamist leaders

Egypt's public prosecutor ordered freezing of assets of 14 Muslim Broterhood and Islamist leaders.

Egypt to freeze assets of 14 Islamist leaders

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egypt's public prosecutor on Sunday ordered that the assets of 14 Muslim Brotherhood leaders, including its head Mohamed Badie, be frozen, judicial sources said.

Also included in the measure were his deputy, Khairat El-Shater, and the deputy head of the Brotherhood's political party, Essam El-Erian, the sources added.

Egyptian army chief says no group barred from politics

Egypt's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Sunday no group would be barred from participating in politics.

In a speech, he also defended the army's decision to remove Mohamed Mursi from power, saying the deposed president had lost legitimacy because of mass demonstrations against him.

"Every political force without exception and without exclusion must realise that an opportunity is available for everyone in political life and no ideological movement is prevented from participating."

Güncelleme Tarihi: 14 Temmuz 2013, 18:13