Gamal Mubarak announces the innocence of his family

Gamal Mubarak announces the innocence of his family

Gamal Mubarak, the son of the former president, declared, in a YouTube recording, his family's innocence of having money smuggled abroad, and addressed his father in a video, saying, "We have won, father, may he rest in peace."

Gamal Mubarak said in a video of him via YouTube, directing his words to his late father, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak, the former president of Egypt: “My dear father, fate did not allow you to witness the end of all legal measures taken against you since 2011, including the relevant measures adopted by the Federation Council. European".

Mubarak added: "During your last days, I assured you that I will continue on the path to achieving an unequivocal acquittal for you and our family. I promised you to continue the path with unrelenting determination to achieve this acquittal in the international court arena."

He concluded his speech by saying: "You left us, my father, but we have already won, and in the courtyard, may you rest, my father, in peace, and may God bless you with his mercy and forgiveness."

Last week, Switzerland's federal prosecutor announced that it had closed an 11-year investigation into suspected money laundering in connection with the 2011 uprising in Egypt.

“Despite numerous investigations and the transfer of 32 million Swiss francs to Egypt in 2018, the Office of the Prosecutor must now accept that the investigation was unable to substantiate the suspicions that would justify the accusation of anyone in Switzerland or the confiscation of any assets,” the Public Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement last Wednesday. ".

Swiss prosecutors confirmed that the remaining 400 million Swiss francs ($429 million) it had frozen would be released.

Last April, the European Court of Justice confirmed its previous decision to unfreeze the funds and assets of the late Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's family.

It also obligated the Council of the European Union to pay the costs incurred by the Mubarak family in the lawsuit related to seeking compensation for damages caused to family members due to the freezing of their money and assets.