Judicial authority recommends dissolution of MB party

The authority said the FJP was launched on religious grounds in violation of the constitutional declaration and party laws

Judicial authority recommends dissolution of MB party

World Bulletin/News Desk

The State Commissioners Authority on Saturday recommended the dissolution of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The recommendation came in response to a legal case filed by Ahmed al-Fadali, the head of the Independence Current.

The authority said the FJP was launched on religious grounds in violation of the constitutional declaration (issued by interim president Adly Mansour in July) and party laws.

It argued that the FJP is the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood and takes orders of the Brotherhood's Guidance Bureau and the Supreme Guide.

The FJP, launched in 2011, was chaired by ousted President Mohamed Morsi before his 2012 presidential election victory.

The party went on to sweep elections for both chambers of parliament in Egypt's first post-revolution polls.

Recommendations issued by the State Commissioners Authority are not binding, although in recent years Egyptian courts have consistently adopted them.

On September 23, Egypt's court of urgent matters ordered the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood Society and the banning of the group's activities.

Last Mod: 16 Kasım 2013, 15:09
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