Egyptian court dissolves Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party
Freedom and Justice Party, which won the largest share of seats in the last parliamentary elections, is formally dissolved
El-Sayed Gamel El-Din, Saturday 9 Aug 2014
An Egyptian protester looks at the damaged Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in the Muqatam district in eastern Cairo, Egypt (Photo: AP)
Egypt's High Administrative Court ordered on Saturday the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party and the liquification of its assets.
Its parent organisation, the Muslim Brotherhood, was ordered to be dissolved last October in a similar ruling, and declared a terrorist group by the cabinet last December.
Since the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, his group and loyalists have faced a state crackdown. Thousands are currently in prison and hundreds have been killed in clashes with security. State authorities accuse the group of waging militant attacks across the country.
In the parliamentary elections of 2011-2, the first after the revolution against Hosni Mubarak, the recently founded Freedom and Justice Party won the largest number of seats, at 47 percent.