Court adds Abou-Treika to terrorist watch-list
Egypt court added former Al Ahly and national team legend Mohamed Abou-Treika to the authorities’ terrorist watch-list as confirmed by his lawyer.
The retired star is accused of financing the Muslim Brotherhood, which was classified as a terrorist organisation at the end of 2013. His assets were frozen by a government committee in 2015, two years after he retired, as the committee stated that funds of a company Abou-Treika co-founded were used to finance “terrorist attacks”.
His assets were frozen by a government committee in 2015, two years after he retired, as the committee stated that funds of a company Abou-Treika co-founded were used to finance “terrorist attacks”. However, a court recently overturned this decision after the player asserted his innocence.
“We will appeal the court decision,” said Abou-Treika’s lawyer Mohamed Osman. “This decision is contrary to the law, Abou-Treika has not been convicted or formally notified of any of the charges against him.” Osman also revealed that even though two court orders were issued to lift the freeze mode on the player’s assets the freeze is still in effect.
The lawyer went to on to explain the problems that will face the player due to the decision made to add him to the list by saying: “There will be many legal consequences, notably the travel ban.”
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