Sunday, August 10, 2014

Egyptian Court Dissolves Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party

In Egypt yesterday, the Supreme Administrative Court ordered dissolution of the Freedom and Justice Party, the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood. Reuters and BBC News report that the decision, which excludes the party from running candidates in future elections, calls for seizure of the party's assets by the state. The government's Committee of Political Party Affairs had accused the FJP of irregularities. Among other things, police found that the party's headquarters had been used to store weapons. The court's decision may not be appealed. FJP's parent Muslim Brotherhood was banned and its assets were confiscated by court order last year. (See prior posting.)