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Egypt court to consider dissolution of Muslim Brotherhood
Court to hear lawsuit calling for dissolution of Egypt's largest Islamist group for violating law against religious-based political parties
Ahram Online , Tuesday 19 Jun 2012
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Egyptian Muslim brotherhood Shura council members gather outside the new Muslim brotherhood headquarters in Cairo, April, 2011 (Photo: AP/Khalil Hamra)

The High Administrative Court in Cairo is set to hear a lawsuit Tuesday calling for the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The plaintiff, Shehata Mohamed Shehata, claims the country's largest Islamist group has illegally carried out both political and social activities since the 1930's despite being an officially banned political organisation since 1954.

Moreover, Shehata says the Brotherhood has failed to abide by a 2002 law governing the functions of non-governmental organisations, which forbids such groups operating as religious-based political parties.  The penalty for failing to abide by the law, claims Shehata, is dissolution of the group.

The move is a further challenge to the Brotherhood after Thursday's decision by the High Constitutional Court to dissolve the People's Assembly, which was largely dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, because the parliamentary election law which regulated the legislative poll was deemed unconstitutional.

An addendum to the constitutional declaration was also issued by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) limiting the authorities of the coming president, which is expected to be the Brotherhood's candidate, Mohamed Morsi. According to unofficial election results he received  51.89 per cent of the vote. Official results are expected on Thursday.

Shehata is also calling for the closure of the group's headquarters and the freezing of its bank accounts.

Shehata Mohamed Shehata is a lawyer and head of the Egyptian Centre for Integrity and Transparency. He was involved in the case that led to the dissolution of the first consituent assembly.





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Guest
21-06-2012 06:54am
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A bit late, isnt it?
Why didn't Mr. Shehata think of it earlier?
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the lamp
20-06-2012 09:41pm
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Egyptians Prefer Slavery
Always have: always will.
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Joseph Zrnchik
20-06-2012 07:30pm
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Revolution
Sometimes a nation is left with no other option than telling the military either they surrender of they and their families will die and their homes burnt to the ground by the masses of people. The military simply must be brought to heel even if it means killing members of the military's families. Lincoln employed exactly this strategy in conquering the South. Either they will live under military dictatorship of they will be free. Those are the options. Viva la Revolution.
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Annoymous
20-06-2012 12:51pm
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There is still Hope
All I can say is YES!!! please make it happen. I strongly oppose the idea of a country being ruled based on "religion", it is unfair and not to mention dirty and un pure. I do not understand why people are having hopes for the Muslim Brotherhood when they were causing a lot of problems in the past that includes killing people. They may be playing clean now but for sure they'll bring tragedy in the Country. Even Hamdeen opposes the two ruling parties, shafeeq and Morsi as they are not suitable to rule at the first place.
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Annoymous
20-06-2012 12:50pm
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There is still Hope
All I can say is YES!!! please make it happen. I strongly oppose the idea of a country being ruled based on "religion", it is unfair and not to mention dirty and un pure. I do not understand why people are having hopes for the Muslim Brotherhood when they were causing a lot of problems in the past that includes killing people. They may be playing clean now but for sure they'll bring tragedy in the Country. Even Hamdeen opposes the two ruling parties, shafeeq and Morsi as they are not suitable to rule at the first place.
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Kay
20-06-2012 02:58am
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wow...so this means that the People are going to be ignored and the military will continue ruling. what a crock!
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Muhamad
19-06-2012 03:36pm
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Di-Mook-Krassy in Egypt....
you might as well pray for Di-Mook-Krassy in Hamas... our enemies are laughing at us... MB what a bunch of clowns
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Bill
19-06-2012 12:21pm
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Is This "Check" or will it be "Checkmate"?
This, the third week of June 2012, may well be the most dramatic week in Egypt's long history. Reminds me of the night time soap opera, "Dallas."
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Shaqah
19-06-2012 03:41pm
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Bill, the US State Dept should confine its activities to watching "oprah"
niether, it spells - war ! they want to declair jihad on Israel, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Sudan... they are confident of taking Syria by force...
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karim
19-06-2012 12:14pm
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Your are the best.
Shehata you are the last chance for Egypt to end with people from 15 centure - Muslim Brotherhood.
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Modern_Humaniora
19-06-2012 01:38pm
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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Who's afraid of the Brotherhood? The new constitution will prove that they welcome an opposition - in accordance with democracy!

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