Egypt bans Muslim Brotherhood

  • An Egyptian court has outlawed the Muslim Brotherhood and has ordered the confiscation of its assets. 

    The ruling can be appealed and would be able to provide the authorities with an opportunity to find out the group's network of social services. 

    The Brotherhood was banned for about 85 years but was allowed to work openly, once again after Hosni Mubarak was ousted. It formed a political party and registered itself as a non-government organization in March. The verdict banned not only the group but the official association it was registered under as well. 

    The verdict came after the Brotherhood was accused by lawyers from the leftist party Tagammu party for being a "terrorist" and for "exploiting religion in political slogans". 

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