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Pressure on to freeze ex-dictator's assets in UK

Publié par Clifford Armion le 14/02/2011

Jerome Taylor

"The British Government was under growing pressure last night to copy its Swiss counterpart and freeze any assets belonging to the Mubarak family following accusations that vast sums of money have been illicitly smuggled out of Egypt.

"Anti-corruption campaigners have called on foreign governments to automatically seize any assets held in their countries by the former president Hosni Mubarak or his family until it can be ascertained whether they are legitimate or not.

"Egyptian opposition groups allege that the Mubarak family, including his two sons Gamal and Ala'a, have been able to amass immense fortunes over the past 30 years through kickbacks and private deals. They fear large sums of Egypt's wealth are already hidden in overseas bank accounts and property, such as the house his son Gamal is reported to own in Belgravia."

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"Pressure on to freeze ex-dictator's assets in UK", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2011. Consulté le 01/03/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/pressure-on-to-freeze-ex-dictator-s-assets-in-uk