Egypt court orders sequestration of Pharmacist Syndicate

An Egyptian court ordered the sequestration of the Pharmacist Syndicate

Egypt court orders sequestration of Pharmacist Syndicate

World Bulletin/News Desk

An Egyptian court on Saturday ordered the sequestration of the Pharmacist Syndicate, a judicial source said.

"The ruling was issued in response to a lawsuit demanding the syndicate's sequestration on claims that it is being controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood," the source told Anadolu Agency.

The Muslim Brotherhood is the Islamist movement that gave Egypt its first post-revolution elected president Mohamed Morsi in 2012.

Egyptian authorities have launched a harsh crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood since the army unseated democratically elected Morsi last July following massive protests against his one-year rule.

The Egyptian government branded the Muslim Brotherhood a "terrorist" group late last year following a string of attacks in the country.

The Brotherhood, for its part, denies involvement in violence and says that it is committed to peaceful activism.

The Pharmacist Syndicate had earlier invited its members for a general assembly meeting on Saturday to decide a date for early board election.

Last Mod: 31 Mayıs 2014, 13:57
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