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Egyptian court upholds decision to outlaw Egyptian Brotherhood

November 06, 2013, 14:03 UTC+3
The Islamist organization has challenged the previous decision to ban this association in Egypt
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EPA/INTERIOR MINISTRY

EPA/INTERIOR MINISTRY

CAIRO, November 6. (Itar-Tass) – A Cairo court has denied the appeal on Wednesday, which was filed by attorneys for the Muslim Brotherhood. The Islamist organization has challenged the previous decision to outlaw this association in Egypt.

Local media reported that the panel of judges headed by Karim Khazem has refused to process the appeal to ban this organization from participating in political life of the country. Thus, the court has upheld the decision made September 23 against the organization. 

Earlier, in October, Egyptian Minister of Social Solidarity Ahmed Borai signed a decree, dissolving the Muslim Brotherhood association, Egyptian television reported.

September 23, a Cairo court ruled that the association was illegal, granting the claim against the Islamic body by the leftist Tagammu Party. Under the verdict, the association's assets and property will be arrested, including its offices and missions.

The court also ordered creation of a special committee under the government’s ruled which will take over properties previously possessed by the Brotherhood. The body was officially created October 2.

In September, Egyptian judicial authorities froze bank accounts of key leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood. According to official information, Muhammad Badie, the Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide, along with his deputies Khairat el-Shater and Rashad al-Bayumi, as well as well-known Salafi leader Hazem Abu Ismail and imam Safwat Hegazi were arrested. 

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