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Brotherhood wanted to dissolve Supreme Constitutional Court in 2013: Khamis

Committee on freezing Muslim Brotherhood assets revealed data on their activities since 2012

The chairman of the judicial committee formed to freeze Muslim Brotherhood funds, Ezzat Khamis, announced on Sunday the results of investigations made by the committee on the Brotherhood’s activities since Mohamed Morsi came into office in mid-2012.

“The documents found in the Brotherhood’s guidance bureau included ones that aimed at dissolving the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) and decreasing its members down to only 11, in addition to utilising the new constitutional articles in inciting strife between SCC members,” Khamis said in a press conference on Sunday.

Thousands of Brotherhood members held a sit-in at the SCC, the highest judicial entity in the country, in January 2013, in a bid to stall its work by preventing judges from entering.

The sit-in came in response to the SCC’s previous ruling that dissolved the Shura Council, despite a constitutional declaration issued by Morsi at the time, which sought to make the council immune to any judicial verdicts.

The documents found by the committee also purportedly included suggestion to besiege the parliament, the Shura Council and the American Embassy in Cairo, and announced a plan for “civil disobedience”, as well as their plan to amend the law governing judicial power, according to Khamis.

Meanwhile, as Egypt embarks on the fifth anniversary of the 25 January Revolution that toppled Mubarak’s regime, the country failed to legally prove any of the regime figures guilty and thus return their frozen assets abroad. These include CFH 590m in Swiss banks alone, for a total of 14 Mubarak regime figures, according to recent statements from the Swiss prosecutor general.

On Sunday, the defence lawyer for former chief of staff under Hosni Mubarak, Zakaria Azmy, offered to repay EGP 1.8 m in return for releasing Azmy from prison.

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