CAIRO, March 20 An Egyptian court overturned on
Wednesday a public prosecutor's decision to freeze the assets of
23 investors who are under investigation for alleged stock
The criminal court ruling was announced by Judge Assem Abdel
Earlier this month, the public prosecutor's office ordered
the freeze on assets of the investors while it investigated the
2007 sale of Egypt's Al-Watany Bank to National Bank of Kuwait,
an official in office said.
Egyptian state media said the investors included five Saudis
and two from the United Arab Emirates, as well as employees of a
number of banks and the Egyptian stock exchange.