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Egypt court adjourns case banning Mubarak family from running at top posts

The Administrative Court of the Egyptian State Council on Saturday adjourned a case that called to prevent the family of the President Hosni Mubarak from running for any high-ranking position in the state.

The director of the National Center for Citizenship and Human Rights Support, Abdel-Salam Ismail, filed a lawsuit before the Administrative Court, demanding that Mubarak’s family, namely his two sons Gamal and Alaa, be prevented from running for any high-ranking position in the state.

The lawsuit follows demand to cancel a decision that seeks to refrain from opening an investigation, and refer Gamal and Alaa Hosni Mubarak to the Public Prosecution on accusations of illicit gains.

Ismail’s lawsuit also demanded the recovery of all smuggled funds to foreign countries, having considered them the people’s money – taken from real estate, liquid funds, or deposited in Egyptian or foreign banks – and handing them over to the Ministry of Finance.


A controversial dynasty

Restrictive measures were initially adopted in 2011 and were specifically aimed at helping the Egyptian authorities recover misappropriated state-owned assets,”the member states said in a statement.

The EU froze the assets of prominent figures, including Mubarak, his wife, and two sons and their wives, following his ouster after thirty years in power.

Hosni Mubarak died in February 2020 after a struggle with illness at the age of 91.

Mubarak served as the fourth president of Egypt for thirty years. He was ousted in the 2011 uprising that swept Egypt as part of the Arab Spring movement that gripped the region.

Mubarak had resigned in February 2011 and given power to the Supreme Council of Armed Forces.

He faced charges of corruption and the killing of protesters during the 18-day uprising that led to his ouster.

He was sentenced to life imprisonment for involvement in the killing of anti-government protesters but later retried and subsequently acquitted and released in 2017.

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