Egypt dissolves Brotherhood society- UPDATED

Social Solidarity Minister al-Borei said only 60,000 Egyptian pounds (less than $9,000) was found in the NGO's bank account.

Egypt dissolves Brotherhood society- UPDATED

World Bulletin/News Desk

Egypt's Social Solidarity Ministry formally dissolved the Muslim Brotherhood Society, which was officially registered as an NGO during ousted President Mohamed Morsi's single year in office.

"Minister Ahmed al-Borei has issued a decision to officially dissolve the Muslim Brotherhood Society in Egypt due to the violations it committed in the past period," a ministry statement read.

The decision came one day after the government revoked the society's status as a registered NGO.

In a statement, the cabinet said the decision was in line with a September 23 court ruling calling for the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood Society and the seizure of all its assets.

The Muslim Brotherhood Society was registered as an NGO in March, with former Brotherhood supreme leader Mahdi Akef as chairman. Akef is currently in jail on charges of "inciting violence."

Speaking to reporters, al-Borei said that only 60,000 Egyptian pounds (less than $9,000) had been found in the NGO's bank account.

The society's administration does not include all the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood or its political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party.

An Egyptian court is now scheduled to look into two appeals against the ruling ordering the society's dissolution on October 21 and 22. The same court will also examine a request to uphold the verdict against the group on October 23.

The September 23 ruling dissolving the Brotherhood society came amid an ongoing crackdown on the group by Egypt's new army-backed rulers since Morsi's July 3 ouster by the military.

 

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