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Egypt: Supreme Court orders Muslim Brotherhood's political wing be dissolved01:15

Egypt: Supreme Court orders Muslim Brotherhood's political wing be dissolved

Egypt, Cairo
August 9, 2014 at 04:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

Cairo's Supreme Administrative Court dissolved the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political arm of the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood, and ordered its assets be liquidated in Cairo on Saturday.

The FJP was founded by the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood following the ousting of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. Following the decision, the Muslim Brotherhood's Lawyer Mahmoud Hassan described the court's ruling as a political verdict and said that members of the FJP would appeal.

Saturday's ruling comes a few days ahead of the first anniversary of the Egyptian governments crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhoods Rabaa al-Adawyya camp. Broken up by security forces in August 2013, the Egyptian Health Ministry claims 638 people were killed while the Muslim Brotherhood puts the figure at over 2,600.

Egypt: Supreme Court orders Muslim Brotherhood's political wing be dissolved01:15
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Cairo's Supreme Administrative Court dissolved the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political arm of the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood, and ordered its assets be liquidated in Cairo on Saturday.

The FJP was founded by the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood following the ousting of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. Following the decision, the Muslim Brotherhood's Lawyer Mahmoud Hassan described the court's ruling as a political verdict and said that members of the FJP would appeal.

Saturday's ruling comes a few days ahead of the first anniversary of the Egyptian governments crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhoods Rabaa al-Adawyya camp. Broken up by security forces in August 2013, the Egyptian Health Ministry claims 638 people were killed while the Muslim Brotherhood puts the figure at over 2,600.