Egypt shuts down ten NGOs for alleged Brotherhood ties

Published August 11th, 2015 - 01:34 GMT

Egypt's minister of social solidarity ordered the dissolution of 10 NGOs and the suspension of the administrations of 29 NGOs for being affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood.

An urgent matters court banned the Brotherhood in September 2013 and established a committee to manage its funds. 

The decision to shut down the NGOs on Tuesday comes in implementation of this court decision, Minister Ghada Wali said in a statement. 

The number of NGOs which have been shut down, as per the court ruling, in 2015 alone is no less than 450.

The court ruling stipulates the banning of the activities of any association that is branched from the Brotherhood, that was founded by Brotherhood funds or that receives any form of support from the Brotherhood.

Egypt listed the Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation in December 2013 and insists it is behind the wave of militancy which has targeted security personnel since July 2013.

The Brotherhood continuously denies the accusations.


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