Egyptian court bans Muslim Brotherhood
An Egyptian court on Monday banned deposed President Mohamed Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood and ordered its funds seized, a crippling strike in the campaign to crush the Islamist movement. The case was brought by a lawyer from the leftist Tagammu party on the grounds of protecting Egyptians from violence. It was not stated if he was acting at the instigation of the army-backed government, which is mounting one of the fiercest crackdowns against the group in decades.
But the state news agency quoted Freedom and Justice Party spokesman Hamza Zawbaa as saying the party rejected the ruling and would appeal. State Department spokeswoman said it was unclear how the decision would be implemented and the Obama administration was seeking more information.
Spokeswoman Jen Psaki retiterated that the United States wanted to see inclusive political process involving all Egyptians and leading to a return to democratic, civilian rule. The Brotherhood has seen hundreds of its members killed and thousands arrested since the army overthrew Mursi in July.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The New Age OnlineSimilar Stories