|Muslim Brotherhood and Mohamed Morsy's supporters|
protesting in Cairo
(Image: The Christian Science Monitor)
After Egyptian leftist Tagammu Party filed the lawsuit against Muslim Brotherhood demanding the 85-years old Islamist group to be officially disbanded, Cairo Court for urgent matters which is responsible for this case declared the decision regarding the fate of Muslim Brotherhood will be taken on Monday, 23 September.
The lawsuit demanded not only the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood but also confiscation of all the group’s funds and banning all the activities of the group as it is being accused of the connection to the militant groups.
It is also worth mentioning that Egypt’s State Commissioners Authority responsible of advising the government on the legal issues has recommended the oldest Islamist organization in Egypt to be dissolved and banned. These recommendations were related to the 2002 Law 84 which stipulates any non-governmental group or organization connected to the militant groups and their activities must be banned in the country.
We would remind here that Muslim Brotherhood which was officially banned during Hosni Mubarak rule and got an opportunity to participate in a country’s political life after January 25 Revolution in 2011 was officially registered as a non-governmental organization in March 2013.
Though after the security forces have dispersed pro-Morsy and Islamist sit-ins in Cairo and the wave of violence erupted in the country with the attacking of the security and police stations, terrorizing the locals, plundering the destroying the churches and properties of Copts and a terrible wave of terrorist activities in Sinai with the attacks of the armed and polices facilities and personnel on a daily basis Egypt’s interim government launched a crackdown against the Islamist group.
Thousands of the members of Muslim Brotherhood have been arrested including the group’s leaders and high ranking figures, such as Mohamed Badie, Khairat El-Shater and many others. All of them are currently in the prison facing the court trials accused of inciting the violence against their opponents.
Mohamed Morsy, who hailed fom Muslim Brotherhood, has also standing the trial in several court cases, including his links to Hamas and the case of escaping the prison during January 25 Revolution in 2011. He is being held at an undisclosed location since his ouster on 3 July 2013.