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Egyptian Authorities Freeze Bank Accounts of Released Muslim Brotherhood Members - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat- An Egyptian court released Khairat al-Shater, second Deputy of the Supreme Guide of Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, who has been in Egyptian custody since December 2006 with charges of including being affiliated with an outlawed group and money laundering.

A legal source stated that Cairo Criminal Court decided to release al-Shater along with another 15 members of the group, but had also issued a ruling to have their assist frozen. It is widely believed that al-Shater is one of the major financers of the group.

Zahra’a al-Shater, daughter of Khairat al-Shater told Asharq Al Awsat that her father did not go back home after his release, and that the bank her family does business with had informed her a day earlier that all their accounts had been frozen including her mother’s inheritance money.

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Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

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