World Bulletin / News Desk
An Egyptian court issued a ruling on Saturday dissolving the Freedom and Justice Party, the political wing of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, judicial sources said, dealing another blow in the campaign to crush Egypt's oldest Islamist movement.
A court banned the Muslim Brotherhood itself in September, but that ruling did not mention its political wing, leaving open the possibility that it could be allowed to run in parliamentary elections. Saturday's ruling effectively bans the Brotherhood from formal participation in electoral politics.
"This is a politicized ruling," FJP lawyer Mahmoud Abul-Einen told Anadolu Agency. "It violates the law because this party was founded in line with the Constitution," he added.
The party's legal committee, meanwhile, described the verdict as part of a plan by what it described as the "counterrevolution" to stifle the January 25 revolution, which ousted the ex-president Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
"The verdict aims to strike hard on the objectives of the revolution and its symbols," the committee said in a statement.
Launched in 2011, the FJP swept elections for both chambers of parliament in Egypt's first post-revolution polls following the 2011 ouster of long-serving president Hosni Mubarak.
Saturday's verdict comes amid a sustained crackdown on supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood group following Morsi's ouster by the army last year.
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