Legal status of Muslim Brotherhood challenged
Egypt's interim government has set up a judicial panel to challenge the legal standing of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The panel advised the court to dissolve the Brotherhood's standing as an NGO since the movement was registered and licensed by Mohamed Morsy's movement during his term as president.
Although the ruling by the judicial panel is non-binding, it could reduce the organization to nothing more than a clandestine organization.
But it would not be enough to ban the formal political party in which the Muslim Brotherhood operateswhich goes by the Freedom and Justice Party.
"President Nasser had once dissolved it and thought they were finished but all they did was join the international Muslim Brotherhood organization which then supported its Egyptian wing. If they're dissolved then they'll just work in secret. There must be rules that prevent the use of religion in politics, and to prevent anyone from operating in secret."
This is just the latest step in the interim government's efforts to crush Morsy's movement to clear the way for fresh parliamentary and presidential elections.
Authorities arrested 14 Brotherhood members, including the group's top leaders for inciting violence or murder last December.
Ousted president Morsy himself faces trial on the same charges.
The panel recommendation came as a bomb exploded Monday at a police station in Cairo, injuring at least two people.
And a fresh wave of mass protests by the Brotherhood is warned to follow suit to demonstrate the instability of the interim government.
At least 9-hundred people have been killed since Morsy was overthrown in July.
Kim Ji-yeon, Arirang News.
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