18th Session of MB Military Trial on Wednesday
The Military Tribunal for the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) leaders holds its 18th session on Wednesday Oct, 3rd, 2007, at at the Huckstepp region.
The 17th session, held last Monday, heard the testimony of the experts committee that prepared the financial report, the most important pillar of the case, according to which the prosecution charged the MB leaders of money laundry. The testimony of Saaduddin Al Sayed Ragab, the expert committee chief, was to be completed in Wednesday”s session.
The last session witnessed several surprises given by the expert committee chief as the defense aasked him three questions. The first question was: Has it been proved that the money of the accused MB leaders was gain from a crime?. The witness denied this, and he confirmed that the committee did not reach such a conclusion. This actually drops the charge of money laundry, because the definition of the charge of the money laundry is the restructuring or transfer of possessions acquired through a criminal act in order to hide the illegal origin of the possessions.
The second question was: Has the committee proved from documents that there is a relation between these companies and the Muslim Brotherhood group?. The witness answered that no single paper mentioned the Muslim Brotherhood group. This proves that there is no relation and it asserts the answer of previous question denying the charge of money laundry coming from MB contributions.
The third question was: Have the papers proved that the accused funded any illegal student activities?. The witness denied this also and confirmed that the committee did not reach such a conclusion. This proves that the charge of MB leaders” financing Al-Azhar students is groundless.
It is worth mentioning that Violet Dagher- the president of the Arab Committee for Human Rights , was denied access to monitor the process in last Monday session, to prevent her for the second time in this tribunal against the MB leader.