Egyptian Court Officially Ends Muslim Brotherhood Political Party


Egyptian media has reported that an Egyptian court has ordered the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party and the dissolution of its assets. According to an Ahram Online report:

3543827_370Aug 9, 2014 Egypt’s High Administrative Court ordered on Saturday the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party and the liquification of its assets. Its parent organisation, the Muslim Brotherhood, was ordered to be dissolved last October in a similar ruling, and declared a terrorist group by the cabinet last December.

Since the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, his group and loyalists have faced a state crackdown. Thousands are currently in prison and hundreds have been killed in clashes with security. State authorities accuse the group of waging militant attacks across the country.

In the parliamentary elections of 2011-2, the first after the revolution against Hosni Mubarak, the recently founded Freedom and Justice Party won the largest number of seats, at 47 percent.

In February 2011, the GMBDW reported on an announcement by the head of the Egyptian Brotherhood that the organization was preparing to establish a political party to be called the the Freedom and Justice Party.

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