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Egypt to freeze assets of 14 Islamist leaders

AFP

Egypt’s public prosecutor ordered Sunday the freezing of assets belonging to 14 Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist leaders, including the group’s supreme guide, Mohamed Badie (pictured), judicial sources said.

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Egypt's public prosecutor on Sunday ordered the freezing of assets belonging to 14 top Islamists as part of an investigation into deadly violence, judicial sources said.

The order by Hisham Barakat affects nine Muslim Brotherhood leaders, including the group's general guide Mohamed Badie, and five Islamists from other groups including ex-militant faction Gamaa Islamiya, the sources said.

The investigation relates to four incidents since the military's ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on July 3, including clashes in Cairo last Monday in which 53 people died.

(AFP)

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