Egypt dissolves 57 NGOs for Brotherhood links

Since September 2013, more than 1,300 NGOs had been dissolved by Egyptian authorities

Egypt dissolves 57 NGOs for Brotherhood links

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egyptian authorities have dissolved 57 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for alleged links to the Muslim Brotherhood group Monday.

In a statement, Social Security Minister Ghada Wali said that the NGOs had been dissolved in line with a court ruling banning the Brotherhood and seizing its funds.

In September 2013, an Egyptian court banned the activities of the decades-old Brotherhood, the group from which former President Mohamed Morsi hails. The court also ordered the group's dissolution and the confiscation of its offices and funds.

Since then, more than 1,300 NGOs had been dissolved and scores of schools and hospitals taken away.

Last month, a government-appointed committee tasked with managing the Brotherhood's assets said that it had frozen the assets of 1,345 Brotherhood members in the past 18 months.

The Muslim Brotherhood was designated a "terrorist organization" by the Egyptian government in late 2013.

The Brotherhood, for its part, insists that it is committed to peaceful activism and is working to defeat the 2013 military coup against democratically-elected Morsi.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Eylül 2015, 16:56