Acquitted MB Leaders Still Suffer Ban on Movement

Acquitted MB Leaders Still Suffer Ban on Movement

15 leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, who were acquitted in the recent military case, told Ikhwanweb they are facing a lot of restrictions on their movement imposed by the military attorney-general on all leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood who were tried before the military court.

According to this ban on movement, they were prevented from traveling, dealing with banks, disposing of their money except for pension for those over sixty, and they were also prevented from dealing with the real estate registration, despite the fact that they obtained acquittal rulings and that the military prosecution did not challenge against those rulings.

Dr. Khalid Abdul-Qader Auda, a Geology Professor in Assiut University and one of those who obtained acquittal rulings, confirmed that despite the acquittal he is still prevented from traveling to participate in many scientific activities and conferences which he used to attend on a regular basis.

No one of the detainees was allowed to travel except for three who were allowed to travel for medical treatment, and they are: Professor Hassan Zalat, Dr. Mohamed Baligh, and Dr. Abdul Rahman Saudi. They were not allowed to travel except after special authorizations by several authorities, because of deterioration in their health.

Auda referred to the fact that this ban prevents them from disposing of their money and dealing with banks, and allows only the receipt of pensions. In addition, they are prevented from dealing with the real estate registration.

He revealed that when they filed a request to the military court and the military prosecutor – after the acquittal ruling- to lift the ban, they were told that the ban will not be lifted but only after issuing the ruling findings, and after issuing the ruling findings which lasted for nearly two months, they were told that the ban will not be lifted because the military prosecution may challenge against the acquittal ruling.

He added that after the end of the period that was given to the prosecution to file a challenge, they filed a new request, but the response was: “Do not ask about it again, and when we lift the ban we will inform you.”