Egyptian Criminal Court releases suspects in the “Hassan Malek’s dollars” case in connection with a Muslim Brotherhood businessman

North Cairo Criminal Court, presided over by Judge Shaaban al-Shami, accepted appeals by defendants in Case No. 721 of 2015 publicly known as Muslim Brotherhood businessman “Hassan Malek’s dollars.” The defendants were released pending further investigations by the state security prosecutor. Judicial sources confirmed that the Supreme State Security Prosecution appealed the Court’s decision and a hearing date will be set shortly.

The Prosecution accused the defendants in this case, topped by Muslim Brotherhood leader Hassan Malek, of harming the country’s national economy by collecting foreign currency and smuggling it abroad. According to the Prosecution, it seems that the Brotherhood approached businessmen who were not previously known to be affiliated with the group, to exploit their activity in the market and complete what Malek started by wreaking havoc on the national economy.

Source: /The Seventh Day