Egyptian court to address lawsuit demanding Brotherhood dissolution

News article, posted 06.20.2012, from Egypt, in:
Egyptian court to address lawsuit demanding Brotherhood dissolution (Photo: AFP)

An administrative court on Tuesday will consider a lawsuit demanding the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood, the closure of its branches nationwide and the confiscation of its funding.

Lawyer Shehata Mohamed Shehata filed the suit against Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri, Finance Minister Momtaz al-Saeed, Social Solidarity and Domestic Trade Minister Gouda Abdel Khaleq, Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohamed Morsy.

Shehata argued that all had failed to disband the Brotherhood and prevent it from establishing a political party. He said the group is still engaged in political and social activism despite being banned for more than 60 years.

He said the “corrupt” former regime refused to legalize the Brotherhood but explained that the laws regulating the work of civil associations require the group to adapt to its provisions.

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