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The State Commissioners Authority on Monday recommended the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), which was chaired by ousted President Mohamed Morsi before his 2012 presidential election victory, a judicial source told Anadolu Agency.
The recommendation came in response to a legal case filed by an Egyptian citizen demanding the party's dissolution. It also calls for the revocation of an earlier decision by Egypt's Political Parties Affairs Committee – a government body responsible for registering political parties – to officially register the FJP.
The FJP, formally licensed in June 2011, 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.
The authority had earlier recommended the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood Society and the closure of the group's Cairo headquarters, which Egypt's court of urgent matters did on September 23.
An Egyptian court is now 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 against the group on October 23.
The September 23 ruling dissolving the Brotherhood society came within the context of an ongoing crackdown on the group waged by Egypt's new army-backed rulers since Morsi's July 3 ouster by the military.Last Mod: 07 Ekim 2013, 21:25