Giza Criminal Court cancelled on Saturday the decision of releasing three of Muslim Brotherhood businessperson Hassan Malik’s partners pending investigation in the case known in the media as “damaging the national economy”, state media reported.
The court renewed the defendant’s’ detention for 45 more days. The three defendants are policemen accused of facilitating Malik’s smuggling foreign currency to finance the banned in Egypt Muslim Brotherhood organisation, according to local media.
In May, the court has released Malik and the other three defendants on a EGP 20,000 bail. The prosecution has appealed the decision, and the court accepted the appeal.
Malik was arrested in October 2015 on charges of belonging to the Brotherhood, harming the national security and economy, hindering the state’s institutions from doing its duties, and attempting to smuggle foreign currency out of the country in order to increase the US dollar crisis.