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EU lifts sanctions on family of Egyptian ex-president Mubarak, senior officials

Brussels: The European Union said on Friday it was lifting sanctions imposed on the sons of Egyptian ex-President Hosni Mubarak, Alaa and Gamal, his wife Suzanne, as well as former ministers.

“The Council today decided to revoke the EU framework for sanctions against persons identified as responsible for the misappropriation of Egyptian state funds, and, to that effect, to lift the restrictive measures currently in force against nine Egyptian individuals,” the European Council said in a statement.

The measures, which were initially adopted in 2011, involved freezing assets of the nine listed individuals. The European Council confirmed to Sputnik that the framework of sanctions included Mubarak’s family and ex-ministers.

Mubarak himself, who died in February 2020, was also on the sanctions list. He and his family had challenged the punitive measures in court.

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