Brotherhood officially banned from Egypt's presidential elections
529 Muslim Brotherhood members were sentenced to death by Egypt's courts last month (File Archive/AFP)
An Alexandria court banned all members of the Muslim Brotherhood from running for election in the upcoming presidential polls, according to Agence France Presse Tuesday.
"It is illogical to receive such candidates after the government designated the Brotherhood a terrorist organization. We submitted videos, photos and documents showing terrorist acts carried out by the Muslim Brotherhood, which is why it is illogical that they lead the country or represent its people in elections," Lawyer Tareq Mahmoud told AFP.
The military-run government has cracked down "brutally" on the Brotherhood since the oust of former Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, and the group was classified as a "terrorist group" by Egypt's military-run government late last year.
Egypt's presidential polls are set to be held at the end of May, with former military chief Abdel Fattah Al Sisi as the main front runner.
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