Egypt chief prosecutor seeks to freeze ex-presidents foreign assets

 The Jurist

Egypt’s chief prosecutor on Monday requested that Foreign Ministry officials take steps to freeze any foreign assets belonging to former president Hosni Mubarak and his family. Prosecutor Abdel Magid made the request even though Mubarak submitted a declaration of wealth indicating that he possessed no foreign assets. Mahmud stated that the freeze would apply to Mubarak, his wife, as well as his two sons and their wives. Switzerland froze assets held by Mubarak and "parties close to him", shortly after Mubarak announced his resignation on February 11. Swiss authorities reportedly froze "several dozens of millions" of francs kept by Mubarak and related parties in Swiss banks, although the legitimacy of these funds is still under investigation.

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