Kamal, the son of the late Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, said he was pleased with the European Court of Justice’s ruling that “EU sanctions imposed on his family for the past ten years are illegal.”
Kamal Mubarak added that his family had suffered “severe damage to their reputation due to European sanctions” and hoped that his family would recover a large sum of legal costs from the EU Council as ordered by the European Court of Justice.
Carter Rock, a British law firm representing the security of the Mubarak family, said in a statement that “the European Court of Justice today unequivocally recognized that all sanctions against Mubarak’s family members were illegal from the outset.”
The finances and assets of the late President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak, his widow Susan Mubarak, his two sons Ala and Kamal and their wives Heidi Razak and Khadija El Kamal were frozen following the January 2011 revolution.
On Wednesday, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Mubarak and his family’s assets and funds could be frozen. .
The European Court of Justice ruled in its findings that “EU sanctions already imposed on Mubarak and his family are illegal.”
The court ruled that the EU Council’s restrictions on the Mubarak family were illegal from the outset, ending a decade-long legal battle.
It is noteworthy that the European Court of Justice in December 2020 overturned previous rulings and decisions to freeze the finances and assets of the family of the late Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.