World Bulletin/News Desk
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the group from which ousted President Mohamed Morsi hails, filed an appeal on Monday challenging an earlier government decision to form a committee tasked with managing its confiscated funds.
Last Wednesday, Egypt's cabinet decided to form the committee less than two weeks after the country's court of urgent matters ordered the Muslim Brotherhood Society dissolved and all its assets seized.
The society was registered as an NGO in March, with former Brotherhood supreme leader Mahdi Akef as chairman. Akef is currently in detention on charges of "inciting violence."
An Egyptian court is scheduled to look into two appeals against the ruling on October 21 and 22. The same court will also examine a request to uphold the verdict on October 23.
The September 23 ruling dissolving the Brotherhood society came within the context of an unrelenting crackdown on the group waged by Egypt's army-installed authorities since Morsi's July 3 ouster by the military following mass protests against his presidency.Last Mod: 07 Ekim 2013, 15:47