Government committee seizes Brotherhood-affiliated properties
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CAIRO: The government committee tasked with managing funds of the Muslim Brotherhood group announced Monday it has seized several properties affiliated with the banned group, Al Ahram reported.

The seizure includes several offices of the Freedom and Justice Party; the group’s political arm along with a hospital, school and two foreign exchange companies reportedly affiliated with the group, head of the committee Ezzat Khamis was quoted by Al Ahram.

The committee was formed following a decision by an urgent matters court in November 2013, which banned the Brotherhood.

So far, the committee has seized the funds of 103 schools, dissolved and confiscated the funds of 1,117 NGOs and 50 hospitals affiliated to the outlawed group, Khamis said in a statement in August.

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.


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