The Ministry of Justice challenged on Wednesday the cancellation of a previous decision that froze the assets of Mohamed Aboutrika, former player for Al-Ahly and the national football team, against the backdrop of his links to the banned Muslim Brotherhood group.
The Administrative Court accepted on January 10 a request filed by Aboutrika against the committee which froze his funds, over the committee's refusal to release the former player's funds in accordance to a court ruling issued by the Administrative Court.
Back on on June 21, 2016, the Administrative Court accepted a challenge filed by Aboutrika against the seizure of his funds by a committee assigned to seize Brotherhood funds.
The committee refused to release Aboutrika's funds, upon which he filed another request to release his funds.
Aboutrika retired in 2013, and the 37-year-old has since avoided expressing his political views publicly.