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Muslim Brotherhood’s political wing dissolved in Egypt

Muslim Brotherhood’s political wing dissolved in Egypt
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A protester cheers as the office of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party burns in Alexandria (REUTERS).

An Egyptian court has handed down its final verdict on the case involving the banning of the Muslim Brotherhood, ruling that the group’s political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party, be banned and dissolved.

This latest ruling means that the Muslim Brotherhood will be unable to formally participate in any electoral politics, including local council and parliamentary elections, forcing the movement to disband.

The court also ruled that the Freedom and Justice Party’s assets be seized by the state. The decision of the court is final and cannot be appealed said lawyers.

The ruling comes after a court had banned the Muslim Brotherhood in September 2013. The Muslim Brotherhood has seen thousands of its members arrested since deposed President Mohammed Morsi was ousted from power on July 3, 2013.

Rabaa and Nahda anniversaries

The latest ruling comes as Egypt nears the August 14 anniversary of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya and El-Nahda dispersal that left at least 648 killed.

According to the Interior Ministry, the state will be on alert on the anniversary and will deploy extra security.

The Interior Ministry’s spokesperson added that a total of 114 policemen were killed in the dispersal of the two sit-ins that saw tens of thousands of Morsi supporters dispersed.

“Policemen sacrificed their lives to protect Egypt in one of history’s “greatest” battles against terrorism,” Abdel Latif told state-run MENA agency.

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