CAIRO: The committee, tasked with managing and seizing Muslim Brotherhood funds, has seized the assets of 1,345 Muslim Brotherhood (MB) leading figures since it was formed in September 2013, head of the committee Ezzat Khamis said in a press conference Thursday.
So far, the committee has also seized the funds of 103 schools, dissolved and confiscated the funds of 1,117 NGOs and 50 hospitals affiliated to the outlawed group, according to Khamis.
The NGOs were seized because either their ties with the banned group were confirmed or they were operating without a license, said Khamis.
The committee was formed following a decision by an urgent matters court in November 2013, which banned the Brotherhood.
“As for the Brotherhood-affiliated schools, they are currently operating under the supervision of the Education Ministry,” he added.
The seized hospitals are being managed by the ministry of health which appointed a new board of directors for each hospital.
The Muslim Brotherhood was designated as a terrorist organization in December 2011. 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, register with the ministry of solidarity and submit financial disclosure documents.
In September 2013, the North Cairo Criminal Court upheld a decision by former Attorney General Hisham Barakat to freeze the assets of prominent MB leaders, including Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and his deputy Khairat El-Shater.