CAIRO: Minster of solidarity Ghada Wali ordered the dissolution of 112 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) accused of affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood, Youm7 reported Sunday.
It was added that the NGOs were located in six governorates including Menoufia, Beni Sueif, Dakahlia, Gharbia, Qena and Ismailia.
Earlier February Wali dissolved 169 NGOs belonging to Muslim Brotherhood members in nine governorates according to Youm7.
The Muslim Brotherhood was designated as a terrorist organization in December 2013; Following the ruling, a committee was formed by Interior Ministry to seize assets of the groups’ members.
The NGO Law of 2002 states that each organization shall maintain a headquarters and board of directors, and must register with the Ministry of Solidarity and submit financial disclosure documents.
The minister’s aide Kamal al-Sherif told The Cairo Post Feb.23, that the previously dissolved NGOs had neither headquarters nor boards of directors.
In September 2013, the North Cairo Criminal Court upheld a decision by Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat to freeze the assets of prominent Muslim Brotherhood leaders, including Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and his deputy Khairat El-Shater.
Additional reporting by Samar Samir & Rany Mostafa