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Abou-Treika’s petition to unfreeze financial assets rejected by Egypt government

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Posted on May 11, 2015
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Former superstar has had his grievance to unfreeze his financial assets rejected by a government committee, who claim to be ‘seizing Muslim Brotherhood money’.

The Egyptian authorities had recently frozen some of Abou-Treika’s financial assets for being a partner in a tourism company, Ashab Tours, which allegedly funded the Muslim Brotherhood.

According to reports from Egypt’s state-run newspaper Al Ahram, the government committee mentioned in a statement that the manager of the company, Anas Mohamed Omar El-Kady, is a Brotherhood member and is currently detained in Alexandria, pending trial. He is accused of committing “hostile acts against the state” and using the company’s funds to finance “terrorist attacks”.

Following the committee’s decision to confiscate the assets of the company, which was co-founded by Abou-Treika in 2013, the player responded quickly by saying that he will not leave the country and will continue to work towards its advancement.

However, reports claim that the freeze will not only be on his equity in the company, but rather all of his financial assets.

Abou-Treika will be studying clearly what legal actions could be taken after the rejection of his grievance. “The last thing I bought with my money was a graveyard.. Thanks to everyone who supported me and stood by my side and God forgive all those who have done me injustice and insulted me. I will continue with legal procedures,” he tweeted in Arabic.

A crop of Egypt’s most famous personalities, ranging from football players, musicians and writers took to social media to support Abou-Treika in reaction to the news of the authorities freezing his assets.

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