World Bulletin/News Desk
The Egyptian government on Tuesday decided to revoke the Muslim Brotherhood Society's status as a registered NGO.
In a statement, the cabinet said the decision was meant to implement 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."
The society's administration does not include all the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood or its political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP).
Tuesday's government decision came one day after Egypt's State Commissioners Authority recommended the dissolution of the FJP, which had been chaired by ousted President Mohamed Morsi before his 2012 presidential election victory.
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 amid an ongoing crackdown on the group by Egypt's new army-backed rulers since Morsi's July 3 ouster by the military.Last Mod: 08 Ekim 2013, 15:39