‘No decision’ in Egypt on dissolving Muslim Brotherhood

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Egypt’s government denied state media reports that it has decided to dissolve the Muslim Brotherhood.

A social solidarity ministry spokesman was quoted as saying it would revoke the group’s non-governmental organisation status “within days”.

But a prime ministerial aide, Sherif Shawki, told the BBC the solidarity minister had not issued any decision.

The military authorities have launched a crackdown on the group since ousting President Mohammed Mursi on 3 July.

Dozens of senior Brotherhood figures, including its general guide Mohammed Badie, have been detained over allegations of inciting violence and murder.

Hundreds of people demanding Mr Mursi’s reinstatement, most of them Brotherhood members, have also been killed in clashes with security forces.

By Tasnim News


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