An Egyptian court on Wednesday rejected a legal appeal filed by the Muslim Brotherhood challenging a prior court ruling banning the Brotherhood's activities and dissolving its registered NGO.
The Cairo Appeals Court upheld a September court verdict banning the activities of the Brotherhood – the group from which ousted President Mohamed Morsi hails – and dissolving its NGO.
The Brotherhood's NGO was formally registered earlier this year before Morsi's July 3 ouster by Egypt's military establishment.
The appeal, lodged by Muslim Brotherhood lawyers, was aimed at temporarily suspending September's ruling, which was issued by the Cairo Court for Urgent Matters.
The court ruling also gave the government the right to freeze the assets of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Following the September ruling, Justice Minister Adel Abdel-Hamid formed a committee tasked with managing the Brotherhood's assets until a final verdict was issued dissolving the group's NGO.