51 NGOs dissolved over affiliation with Muslim Brotherhood
Headquarters of Muslim-Brotherhood group in Cairo. YOUM7

CAIRO: The Social Solidarity Ministry dissolved 51 non governmental organizations over affiliation with the banned Muslim Brotherhood group, Youm7 reported Thursday.

The ministry also decided to freeze the activities of other 13 NGOs pending investigations over the same cause, deputy social solidarity minister Hossam Abdel Ghaffar was quoted by Youm7.

The ministry has also spotted other 120 violating NGOs across the country, Abdel Ghaffar said, adding that the violations committed by the said organizations include not having a headquarters and violating the purposes they were set up for

The Muslim Brotherhood was designated as a terrorist organization in December 2013. Following the ruling, a governmental panel was formed to seize and confiscate the assets and property of Brotherhood-linked organizations.

The confiscated assets and properties are to be transferred to a governmental fund established to support governmental organizations and national bodies that have been established according to regulations stated in NGO Law for the year 2002, Social Solidarity Minister Ghada Wali was quoted by Youm7.

The law states that each organization shall maintain a headquarters and board of directors, register with the ministry of solidarity and submit financial disclosure documents, the minister added.

In 2015, several NGOs were dissolved for connections to the MB.

In August, Wali dissolved 10 NGOs and discharged the boards of directors of 29 others over alleged affiliation with the MB.

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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