Egypt dissolves 14 NGOs for alleged Brotherhood links

Egyptian court banned the activities of 14 non-governmental organizations linked to the Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt dissolves 14 NGOs for alleged Brotherhood links

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egyptian authorities have dissolved 14 non-governmental organizations for alleged links to the Muslim Brotherhood.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Social Security Minister Ghada Wali said the NGOs had been dissolved following a court ruling that banned the Brotherhood and seized its funds.

In September 2013, an Egyptian court banned the activities of the decades-old Muslim Brotherhood, the group from which former President Mohamed Morsi hails.

The court also ordered the group's dissolution and the confiscation of its offices and funds.

Since then, scores of NGOs, schools and hospitals have been seized.

On Monday, a government-appointed committee tasked with managing the Brotherhood's assets seized a hospital owned by a senior Brotherhood leader in a western Cairo suburb.

But Antar Abdullah, the head of the dissolved Bridges Society for Development and Democracy, denied any links to the Brotherhood.

"The NGO neither has nor receives any funds from the Muslim Brotherhood," he said.

He said his NGO might sue the government to reverse the decision.

The Muslim Brotherhood was designated a "terrorist organization" by the Egyptian government in late 2013.

The Brotherhood, for its part, insists that it is committed to peaceful activism to reverse the 2013 military coup against democratically-elected Morsi.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Temmuz 2015, 14:10